‘Identity Theft’ movie will cause road detours

Southern Crescent area motorists will be greeted with detours Thursday and Friday near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The changes are the result of the filming of the movie “Identity Theft.”

The Georgia Department of Transportation [GDOT] is urging motorists to be guided by the signs that will be posted.

Detours will be in place Thursday, and Friday, on Georgia Highway 20, east and westbound, between Woolsey Road and Main Street near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Also, SR 20 east and westbound and Georgia Highway 3/U.S. Highway 19 between Manley Avenue and Vineyard Road, according to Kimberly Lawson of GDOT communications officer. GDOT advises motorists to avoid traveling in these areas.

Production crews will be setting up equipment in this area. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds, expect heavy congestion and follow detour signage as they travel near this area. Speed limits have been reduced and will be strictly enforced. Message boards, signs, barrels, and cones will be utilized to alert and channel motorists through the detour area. Movement in the area has been coordinated with the City of Hampton Police Department, Griffin-Spalding Police and Sheriff’s Departments and Atlanta Motor Speedway.

From 5 a.m., until 5 p.m., on Thursday, and Friday, SR 20 will be detoured at Lower Woolsey Road. Beginning at 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, intermittent traffic control will be conducted on SR 3/US 19 between Manley Avenue and Vineyard Road; however, traffic will be able to freely flow through this area between the hours of 5 p.m., and 6 p.m., according to officials.