Mt. Juliet reveals holiday plans

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:42 PM

The plans are set, and Mt. Juliet police are ensuring public safety is a top priority for the Fourth of July celebration at Providence. 

The firework presentation will begin July 4 at 9 p.m. and will launch from the field directly behind Target. Mt. Juliet police is 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 about 9:45 p.m. 

With safety being a top priority, a large number 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 police are asking attendees to be vigilant for suspicious activity. 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. During the event, roadways will see a major increase in traffic, so delays should be expected.

“Our officers will be prepared and tasked with ensuring public safety is a priority during this event. We are working in partnership with Providence MarketPlace management, and they are footing the bill for even additional police officers,” said Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick. “This is always a great event for our community, and Mr. Needham does a fantastic job in his fireworks display.”

The following intersections will be closed to exiting traffic:

• Adams Lane at S. Mt. Juliet Road.

• Crossing Circle at S. Mt. Juliet Road.

• Providence Marketplace exit adjacent to Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s.

• Providence Marketplace exit adjacent to Wasabi.

Mt. Juliet police are 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 the event.

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