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TSU, Metro Police Release Traffic Plan For Homecoming Parade

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- School officials and Metro Police are preparing for Tennessee State University's annual homecoming parade Saturday morning.

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the university and numerous activities have been planned to celebrate .A parade to celebrate homecoming will be held at 9 a.m. from the Gentry Center and travel toward Albion Street where it will end.

"This year's celebration is expected to be our biggest ever," said Cassandra Griggs, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving in an interview with the school's newspaper. "We recognize that every year Homecoming is a special time at the University, but 2012 promises to be even larger because of our Centennial. This celebration promises to bring students, alumni and the campus community together to commemorate the University's 100-year anniversary."

In May 2012, the school announced a change to the typical parade plan, saying that the parade would no longer travel down Jefferson Street due to security concerns.  In 2011 two people were shot near the Wendy's restaurant on Jefferson Street during homecoming festivities.

Several road closures will occur during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. to accommodate the parade.

Closed roads include:

  • Walter S. Davis Boulevard between 40th Avenue North & Ed Temple Boulevard
  • Ed Temple Boulevard between Buchanan Street & the I-40 overpass.
  • Jefferson Street/John A. Merritt Boulevard between 26th Avenue North & 33rd Avenue North
  • 33rd Avenue North Between John A. Merritt Boulevard & Albion Street
  • Albion Street between 32nd Avenue North & Clare Avenue
  • Clare Avenue between 37th and 39th Avenues North
  • 39th Avenue North between Clare Avenue and Walter S. Davis Boulevard
  • W. Heiman Street between 26th Avenue North & Ed Temple Boulevard
  • Beasley Street between 26th Avenue North & Ed Temple Boulevard
  • Scovel Street between 26th Avenue North & Ed Temple Boulevard

Kickoff for the homecoming game between the TSU Tigers and Arkansas-Pine Bluff is scheduled for 5 p.m. at LP Field.  Gates to the stadium open at 3:30 p.m.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

For a full list of TSU Homecoming Events visit their webpage. 

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