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

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A grand Fourth of July Celebration is planned, and Mt. Juliet’s Fireworks will launch at 9:00 p.m. from The Paddocks of Mt. Juliet shopping center. To ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone, Mt. Juliet Police and Fire will be onsite. The firework presentation, presented by local nursery owner Tom Needham, will begin around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The fireworks will launch from the field between Academy Sports and Culver’s restaurant. The firework show can be visible along all parking lots connected to Mt. Juliet Road between Weston Driver and Providence Parkway; however, the best viewing area will be in The Paddocks of Mt. Juliet shopping center and surrounding area.

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Mt. Juliet’s public safety teams are expecting large attendance and increased traffic. Safety is always a top priority, and many 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, attendees are encouraged to say something and call police. To contact the police department’s non-emergency line, attendees can simply dial 311. In addition, the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet will have extra firefighters on hand near the firework launch site.

The firework show should end around 9:35 p.m., and a large amount of traffic will begin to exit out of parking lots along Mt. Juliet Road near the Interstate 40 interchange. A traffic plan has been established, and advanced traffic signals will adapt to the increased traffic.

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

  • Pleasant Grove Road will be CLOSED at Old Pleasant Grove Road to westbound traffic only. Residents and visitors will be allowed access so they can get to neighborhoods along Pleasant Grove Road. Traffic will not be allowed to access Central Pike from Pleasant Grove Road.

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

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