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Hundreds of Metro police officers will have a very visible presence in downtown Nashville Saturday to enhance the safety and enjoyment of the more than 300,000 persons expected to attend Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration downtown.

The police department reminds event goers to be mindful of their surroundings, and that if they see something suspicious or concerning, say something to a nearby officer or telephone 615-880-1515.  Citizens are also advised to treat their personal belongings as if they were in an airport and not leave them unattended.  Unattended items are subject to disposal.

Parking will be available in the Music City Center parking garage and at Nissan Stadium.  Each location will charge $10.  Additional parking information is available at http://www.parkitdowntown.com.

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Metro PD Street closures July 2nd include:

•    Broadway between 1st & 4th Avenues;
•    1st Avenue from Demonbreun Street to Church Street

Metro PD Closures Friday include:

•    2nd Avenue from Demonbreun to Commerce Street
•    Molloy Street from 1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South
•    Demonbreun Street from 1st Avenue South to 2nd Avenue South
•    1st Avenue South from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street

On Saturday Broadway will be closed from 1st Avenue to at least 8th Avenue as the crowd swells.metroPoliceCar

The Woodland Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic at 8 p.m. Saturday 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 reminds 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.

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