Bond film gives drivers a hard time
ADANA - Doğan News Agency
Locals complain that the closed road prevents them from reaching their destinations.
Kasım Gülek Bridge in Adana has closed to traffic, for the shooting of the new James Bond movie “Skyfall” in the area. When the production team starts work on the shootings very early in the morning, police lead the drivers to the Baraj road to use the alternative routes in the city. Drivers are furious, saying that the local municipality did not announce the information ahead of the work.
The Adana Municipality Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) are closing the bridge and nearby roads between the dates of March 17 and 26 and May 5 and 6. Around 15 minutes of the film will be shot with the bridge as a setting.
The area closes for 12 hours, starting from 6 a.m, and drivers around the Mustafa Kemal Paşa Road, Fuzuli Street and the Cemalpaşa crossroads face hard conditions reaching their destinations. 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.