Metro Nashville Police officers have made preparations in downtown Nashville to ensure the safety of the massive crowd attending Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.
The police department reminded event goers to be mindful of their surroundings, and to say something to a nearby officer if they see something concerning or suspicious.
Unattended items are subject to disposal. Coolers and backpacks are NOT permitted.
Parking will be available at Nissan Stadium and Public Square Park parking garage for $10 per vehicle. Parking at the Music City Center garage will be $15 per vehicle. The Nashville Public Library parking garage will charge $13. Additional parking information is available at http://www.parkitdowntown.com.
Road Closures will begin Sunday. Below is a list of closures:
Broadway between 5th-7th Avenues.
- 1st Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Church Street;
- Molloy Street from 1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South;
- Demonbreun Street from 1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South;
- Broadway between 1st-5th Avenue. (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenues will continue to run North and South until approximately 1 p.m. on the Fourth of July).
- Broadway will be closed from 1st Avenue to at least 8th Avenue.
- The Woodland Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and will then be available only to pedestrians.
- The Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge will close to citizens at 8 p.m. and will not be available for the viewing of fireworks due to it being in the fallout zone. The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.
- Area residents are cautioned against stopping on the shoulders of the interstate system to watch the downtown fireworks display. Stopping/parking on the interstate is inherently dangerous. Officers will be on the lookout for such vehicles and motorists are subject to being ticketed. Vehicles left abandoned on the interstate will be towed.
- After the fireworks display, the police department will deploy a specific egress plan to move traffic out of the downtown area as efficiently as possible.
- Vehicles parked on the north side of Broadway will be directed to the west on Commerce Street, Church Street, Union Street and Charlotte Avenue.
- Vehicles parked on the south side of Broadway will be directed to the east or west on Korean Veterans Boulevard and to the south on 8th Avenue.
- Vehicles parked on the Nissan Stadium campus will be directed east on Woodland and Shelby Streets to the interstate system;
- Vehicles parked on the north side of Nissan Stadium will be directed east on Woodland Street and north on North 1st Street to the interstate system.
- Vehicles parked on the south side of Nissan Stadium will be directed to take Davidson Street to South 5th Street to the interstate system;
- Vehicles parked on the south side of Korean Veterans Boulevard will be directed south on 4th and 8th Avenues.
The police department reminded Nashvillians that it is illegal to use fireworks in Davidson County, with the exception of properly permitted public displays.
Officers will monitor neighborhood complaints. Violations could result in the issuance of citations and the confiscation of fireworks.