Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – The Mt. Juliet Police Department has announced the security and traffic control plan for the City of Mt. Juliet Fourth of July Fireworks in the Providence MarketPlace area. The firework presentation will begin at 9:00 p.m. Mt. Juliet Police are expecting a large amount of people to attend the event, and a large amount of exiting traffic out of the Providence MarketPlace area after the fireworks at approximately 10:00 p.m. With safety being a top priority, a large amount of police officers will be present during the event. A traffic plan has been established and police officers will be controlling some intersections. This is a large gathering of people, so the police department is asking attendees to be vigilant. The police department relies on the public for help, and attendees are reminded to say something if they spot anything suspicious. To contact the police department’s non-emergency line, attendees can simply dial 311. Please remember that during this event our roadways will see a major increase in traffic, so delays should be expected.
“Well over half of the police department’s officers and will be involved in the event in some way. We are also working with Providence MarketPlace management, and they are footing the bill for even additional police officers.” stated Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick. “I want to ensure this patriotic celebration is safe and enjoyable for everyone.”
The following intersections will be closed to exiting traffic:
Adams Ln @ S. Mt. Juliet Rd (SR 171)
Crossing Circle @ S. Mt. Juliet Rd (SR 171)
Providence Market Place Exit adjacent to Chick-fil-A/Wendy’s
Providence Market Place Exit adjacent to Taco Bell
The Mt. Juliet Police Department is encouraging people to use alternate parking locations to watch the firework celebration. The fireworks will be launched from the field behind Target. Therefore, the fireworks will be visible from parking areas along Pleasant Grove Road near the Paddocks shopping development.
Personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages, and barbecue grills are prohibited from private business lots during this event.