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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Road Closures And Restrictions For Governor-Elect Bill Lee Inauguration Ceremony

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 10:43am

NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol advises the public of planned road closures for Governor-elect Bill Lee’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday in downtown Nashville. The public should also plan for road closures throughout the day due to additional inauguration festivities.

Downtown road closures will begin on Friday evening and conclude on Saturday evening. Citizens are advised to seek alternate routes. In addition to the inauguration, be mindful of increased traffic throughout the weekend due to special events taking place in Nashville.

Friday January 18, 2019
1. Close 7th Avenue N. from Jefferson Street to Jackson Street from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2. Close Broadway eastbound far right loading zone lane from 2nd Avenue to 1st Avenue from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
3. Close 1st Avenue S. northbound loading zone from Broadway to pedestrian bridge from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Saturday January 19, 2019
1. Close 5th Avenue S. southbound right parking spaces from Demonbreun Street to Korean Veterans Blvd., from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
2. Close Korean Veterans Blvd. westbound right parking lane from 5th Avenue S. to 6th Avenue S., from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
3. Close 4th Avenue N. southbound right lane from Commerce Street to Broadway, from 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Saturday January 19, 2019 (7:00am – 4:00pm)
1. Close Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 5th Avenue N. to Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
2. Close Deaderick Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue.
3. Close Union Street from 5th Avenue N. to Rosa L. Parks Blvd. (access from 5th Avenue N. to 6th Avenue N. will be controlled for direct area business traffic only).
4. Close 7th Avenue N. from Church Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
5. Close Anne Dallas Dudley Blvd. from Church Street to Union Street.
6. Close 6th Avenue N. from Union Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Sunday January 20, 2019
1. There will be increased traffic on Curtiswood Lane S. from 9:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Prohibited Items:
1. GUNS- Including ammunition or replica weapons;
2. FLAMMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS- Nothing combustible including gunpowder and fireworks;
3. SHARP OBJECTS- Including all knives and pointed scissors or any other pointed object;
4. DISABLING CHEMICALS- Including mace and pepper spray;
5. CLUB-LIKE ITEMS- Including extendable batons, billy clubs, baseball bats, nun-chucks and golf clubs.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.