Section of West Dover Road in Dover & Pawling
to be Closed for Feature Film Production
Paramount Pictures Returns to Dutchess County
Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced a section of West Dover Road (County Route 20), located in the towns of Dover and Pawling, will be closed September 19th through September 24th, 2019 for the production of the Paramount Pictures feature film sequel to “A Quiet Place,” which filmed in the region in 2017. The film production is a closed set and the road will be re-opened to all traffic on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.
A quarter-mile section of West Dover Road near Blackberry Road will be closed and a detour posted, redirecting traffic over Route 22 via Pleasant Ridge Road and River Road. Residents will have full access to their properties throughout the production. Emergency services, local school districts and the post office have been notified of the closure to ensure emergency services and school bus transportation is accessible.
Dutchess County continues to attract attention for its scenic beauty, close proximity to New York City, and abundant local talent and resources, with recent projects including “Avengers: Endgame” and HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” starring Mark Ruffalo, which has been filming in various locations including the Mt. Carmel area of the City of Poughkeepsie, where roads were recently closed for filming. These film productions infuse local communities with spending dollars – engaging local businesses for construction of structures and sets, painting, catering, tents, cleaning, security, and much more. The productions also hire local workers as site managers, camera crews, production assistants and talent. According to the Hudson Valley Film Commission, film production in the region attributed to more than $29 million in direct local spending in 2018.
“Hollywood has certainly discovered Dutchess County and we have seen a tremendous benefit, from millions being invested into our local economy to the sense of pride it brings to local communities,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. “Residents have been excited about these projects, whether it is the delight of seeing their hometown in the spotlight, playing a role as an extra, or benefiting as a local business. While we understand filming can present inconveniences from traffic detours or added effort to get your local cannoli; the advantages outweigh the inconveniences for the community as a whole, with a multitude of benefits including added revenue, jobs and tourism.”
The Poughkeepsie Journal reported the original film “A Quiet Place,” which grossed more than $188 million in theaters, generated $21 million for the local economy, based on data from the Motion Picture Association of America. Local economic impact included:
More than $4.5 million spent on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, production and other supplies
- More than $1.3 million spent on lodging
- More than $560,000 on local wardrobe, including dry cleaning
- More than $460,00 spent on transportation, including truck and car rentals
- More than $380,00 spent on local catering and other food for cast and crews
For questions regarding the road closure, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works at (845) 486-2925.