Section of U.S. 29 South to be closed Monday for 'Walking Dead' filming

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
A section of U.S. 29 south of downtown Newnan will be closed most of the day Monday for filming scenes of AMC hit television show “The Walking Dead.”
An informational sign posted for motorists at U.S. 29 and Sewell Road says the closure will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and to follow detour signs.
Crews got permission to reroute traffic to film at the Oaks Motel south of Newnan on Monday, according to Newnan Police Chief Buster Meadows.
Northbound traffic will be routed from U.S. 29 to Pine Road to Corinth Road and back north to Greenville Street, he said, adding the detour is the reverse of that for southbound traffic.
“We will have officers and deputies working traffic at the intersections,” the chief said. “School buses and emergency vehicles will still be able to use that section of roadway.”
Zombie series “The Walking Dead” has been filming in and around Senoia and has filmed scenes in recent months in both Grantville and Newnan and other areas of Coweta.


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