The A24, the motorway that connects Viseu to Vila Real, will be closed to traffic for several days in sections and alternating periods, until the end of July, due to filming of the film Furious speed.
In a statement, the Centro Portugal Film Commission said that between the 22nd and 26th of July that motorway will be closed throughout the day and night, in the North/South direction, between junction 11 (Peso da Régua) and junction 12 ( Walnut).
Next week, between Tuesday and Thursday and throughout the month of July, there will be a total cut of traffic, in both directions, from 6 am to 10 pm, on different sections of the A24, reads the note.
Thus, according to that entity, on Tuesday the road will be closed between node 9 (Moimenta da Beira and Lamego) and node 10 (Armamar and Valdigem), on Wednesday, between node 5 (Carvalhal) and 7 (Castro Daire Norte), and on Thursday between node 11 (Peso da Régua) and node 12 (Nogueira).
From the 6th to the 8th of July and later from the 11th to the 13th of July, also at the same time, from 6 am to 10 pm, there will be a road cut between node 15 (Vilarinho da Samardã) to node 16 (Vila Pouca de Aguiar) .
Between the 14th and 15th of July, the cut will be between node 5 (Carvalhal) and node 7 (Castro Daire Norte) and on July 18 between node 9 (Moimenta da Beira and Lamego) to node 10 (Armamar and Valdigem ).
On the 19th, 20th and 21st, the section covered by the traffic cut between 6 am and 10 pm will be the one between node 15 (Vilarinho da Samardã) and node 16 (Vila Pouca de Aguiar).
From the 22nd to the 26th of July, at the same time, the cut in both directions will be made between node 11 (Peso da Régua) and node 12 (Nogueira), concludes the Portugal Centro Film Commission.
The councils of Lamego and Castro Daire (Viseu) had already asked residents and users of the A24 to understand the constraints on their mobility, stressing that it was a “unique opportunity” to promote that area of the country.
Filming in Portugal takes place in the districts of Viseu and Vila Real.
With a screenplay by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau, the film features Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez and the Portuguese Daniela Melchior, among others. Filming takes place in the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal.
According to the US publication The Hollywood Reporterthe film’s budget has already exceeded 300 million dollars (about 284 million euros), a figure that does not include spending on marketing and advertising.
For reasons of contractual confidentiality, there are many details that cannot be revealed, namely budgetary ones, but the producer, Sofia Noronha, said that it is “a brutal economic investment in the country”.