Last month, a stretch of the 73 tollroad from the 405 to Jamboree was closed for the filming of “The Hangover Part 3.” Stars like Zach Galifianakis rolled into town to shoot scenes, and as word got out, many Huntington Beach home owners showed up to see if they could catch a glimpse. People camped out along the banks of the tollroad, being careful not to get too close.
Warner Bros. Pictures ran a full-page advertisement in the Orange County Register thanking residents “for their cooperation, patience and goodwill” while “The Hangover Part 3” filmed on the closed 73 tollroad during an October weekend. The ad read, “We know that traffic disruptions can be unpleasant and that many of you, particularly the communities of Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa were impacted by the closure of a section of SR-73. Your understanding is greatly appreciated and went a long way to making this a successful shoot.”
According to the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor, Warner Bros. is expected to pay for lost toll revenues and other costs. The agency also said they would receive a location fee of $10,000 each day the road was closed and planned to assess toll losses during the closure so they could bill Warner Bros. It’s expected that Warner Bros. likely paid about $25,000 to the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor.
The three-mile section of the 73 that was used spanned from the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa to Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. The tollroad is a gateway for southbound traffic in the county.
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