Collegedale Post Fireworks Traffic Plans and Routes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Collegedale Independence Day celebration, hosted at the Collegedale Veterans Park near the city’s historic 4-Corners area, will not only have the acclaimed musical talents of the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra but also the most extravagant and largest fireworks show the small town has ever seen.  The Collegedale Police Department invites everyone to attend and to enjoy the festivities safely.  

The celebration is set to begin on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk.

As previously advertised on the police department’s Facebook page, the traffic routes out of the parking areas and the city, once the fireworks show has been concluded, has been published.

  "It is our hope that by sharing this information we can all work together to make everyone’s departure run as smoothly as possible," officials stated.

The Collegedale Police have provided 2 of the 5 main parking areas in the area around Veterans Park in the pictures featured with this article; however, all remaining parking areas and their evacuation plans can be found on the Collegedale Police Department’s Facebook page.  They invite the public to Like their Facebook page to receive a complete list of available parking areas, road closures, and all available traffic routes.

 


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