Police Announce Security & Traffic Control Plan for Mt. Juliet’s July 4th Firework Celebration

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. –  Mt. Juliet’s Fourth of July Celebration in Providence is going to be grand, and Mt. Juliet Police & Fire have a plan in place to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone. The firework presentation, presented by local nursery owner Tom Needham, will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 and will launch from the field directly behind Target.

Mt. Juliet’s public safety teams are expecting large attendance and traffic. Safety is always a top priority, and a large amount of police officers will be present during the event for patrols and traffic control. With any large event, attendees should always be vigilant for suspicious activity. If anything suspicious is spotted, police encourage attendees to say something and call police. To contact the police department’s non-emergency line, attendees can simply call 311. In addition, the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet will have extra firefighters on hand, and Wilson County Emergency Management Agency is providing an additional ambulance crew.

The firework show should end around 9:45 p.m., and a large amount of traffic will begin to exit out of the Providence Marketplace area. A traffic plan has been established, and police officers will be controlling some intersections to help with the traffic flow.

“Mr. Needham has a great fireworks presentation prepared for Mt. Juliet, and this is a great community event,” said Police Chief James Hambrick. “In partnership with Providence Marketplace management, our public safety teams are prepared for the large attendance and more traffic. We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience.”

The following intersections will have their traffic pattern adjusted during & after the firework show:

  • Belinda Parkway: CLOSED between Providence Marketplace & Providence Trail during the firework show.
  • Adams Ln @ S. Mt. Juliet Rd: Traffic turning off Adams Ln will be forced to go southbound.
  • Crossing Circle @ S. Mt. Juliet Rd: Traffic turning off Crossing Circle will be forced to go southbound.
  • Providence Marketplace Exit adjacent to Chick-fil-A/Wendy’s: Traffic coming out of Providence will be forced to go northbound.
  • Providence Marketplace Exit adjacent to Wasabi: CLOSED

Please remember, during this event, our roadways will see a major increase in traffic, so delays should be expected. 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, barbecue grills, and parking on roadway medians are prohibited.

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