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'Skyfall' filming in Adana, Turkey upsets some local motorists

18-Mar-2012 • Skyfall

When James Bond comes to town, it is usually met with cheers and a boost to the local economy. But for some motorists in Adana, Turkey, 007 has added an unwanted delay in their daily commute.

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, the
Kasım Gülek Bridge in Adana has been closed to traffic whilst shooting is taking place, starting at 6am for a 12 hour stretch. Police have to reroute drivers to alternative routes in the city. The paper reports that, "drivers are furious, saying that the local municipality did not announce the information ahead of the work."

The Adana Municipality Transportation Coordination Center are closing the bridge and nearby roads between the dates of March 17 and 26 and May 5 and 6. The paper speculates that around 15 minutes of the film will be shot with the bridge as a setting.

Drivers complained that Adana Municipality usually announces every kind of event on the billboards, but they were not informed about the closed roads this time.

“This is a good thing for the presentation of the city, however, the shootings give us hard times and our journey lengthens by four kilometers. There should have been a new traffic light regulation. No one knows which road they should use,” said a driver.

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