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‘American Rust’ will shut down roads in Monroeville and Pitcairn for filming

Occupants of Monroeville and Pitcairn may wind up in the center of a Hollywood production this week.

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works reported Monday that Fidelis Productions has been conceded a grant to shut down sections of a few roads for a film shoot. John Adkins, location trough for Showtime’s “American Rust,” affirmed to the Post-Gazette that the series will film from 7 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Pitcairn Road will be shut down between the Sugar Camp Park entrance in Pitcairn and Tilbrook Road in Monroeville, as indicated by the public works release. Stroschein Road between Pitcairn Road and Wyngate Drive in Monroeville will likewise be closed down for the production.

Traffic on Pitcairn Road will be rerouted by means of Wall Avenue, Broadway Boulevard (Route 130), Brinton Road, Rosso Drive and Tilbrook Road. Stroschein Road traffic will be rerouted using Wyngate Drive and Monroeville Boulevard.

The release indicated that those “who live within the closure areas will have access to their homes at all times.”

“American Rust,” a TV adaptation of Philipp Meyer’s 2009 novel of a similar name, has been shooting all through Western Pennsylvania since March, at last getting production going following a year-long, COVID-19 pandemic-prompted delay. It has filmed wherever from Ross to the Strip District to the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Swissvale. Showtime released the first full trailer for the series last Friday that is basically a gritty visual tour through the Pittsburgh region.

“American Rust” is set to debut at 10 p.m. Sept. 12.

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