|Road closures for fireworks|
|Tuesday, June 26, 2012|
The Mt. Juliet Police Department has announced the traffic plan for the City of Mt. Juliet Fourth of July Fireworks in the Providence Market Place area. The firework presentation, put on by Needham’s Nursery will begin at 9 p.m. Mt. Juliet Police are expecting a large amount of exiting traffic out of the Providence Market Place area after the fireworks at approximately 10 p.m. With safety being a top priority, a traffic plan has been established and police officers will be controlling some intersections.The following intersections will be closed to exiting traffic: Adams Ln at S. Mt. Juliet Rd (SR 171); Crossing Circle at S. Mt. Juliet Rd (SR 171); Providence Market Place Exit adjacent to Chickfila/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.
Mt. Juliet Police hopes this patriotic celebration is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Please remember that during this event our roadways will see a major increase in traffic, so delays should be expected.
In their ongoing effort to keep the streets safe, the Mt. Juliet Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on the evening of Friday, June 29 and into the early morning hours of Saturday, June 30. Checkpoints will occur on Belinda Parkway, N. Mt. Juliet Road (S.R. 171), West Division Street, and Lebanon Road (U.S. Highway 70) in Mt. Juliet.
The checkpoints are in an effort to continue the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s commitment to traffic safety. Such checkpoints are aimed at deterring impaired driving and reducing alcohol related crashes. Sobriety checkpoints allow Officers to intervene by arresting DUI drivers prior to them becoming involved in a crash. Impaired driving places everyone on the road in the path of danger, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that motorists have a safe place to live and drive.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In addition, Officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.