Expect heavy traffic in La Vergne on Saturday and Sunday for the Great American Air Show, held at Smyrna Airport. About half the attendees will exit from the back gate of the airport, located on Jones Mill Road. From there, traffic will be directed onto Fergus Road, then to Murfreesboro Road. Once cars reach Murfreesboro Road, they will be allowed to TURN RIGHT ONLY from approximately 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on both days. Please plan your local travel accordingly. And enjoy the show because we will be hearing jets over LaVergne beginning today.
La Vergne residents should be aware of the following detours and closures in Smyrna.
Detour at Sam Ridley Parkway (SR266) and North Lowry (Hwy 41/70-S). Sam Ridley Parkway Eastbound traffic. Detour to Lowry Street (Hwy 41/70-S) southbound to Nissan Drive (SR102) northbound back to Jefferson Pike (SR266).
Detour at Sam Ridley Parkway (SR266) and G Street. Sam Ridley Parkway Westbound traffic. Detour from Jefferson Pike (SR266) to southbound Nissan Drive (SR102) to northbound Lowry Street (Hwy 41/70-S) back to Sam Ridley Parkway (SR266).
Sam Ridley Parkway from North Lowry Street to G Street.All Sam Ridley eastbound traffic will be directed to Lowry Street (41/70-S)
All Sam Ridley westbound traffic will be directed to Nissan Drive to Lowry Street (41/70-S)
Noland Drive from Sam Ridley Parkway to Beacon FederalFitzhugh Drive from Sam Ridley Parkway to 9th Avenue
Swan Drive from Fitzhugh Drive to D StreetThe Lee Victory Park, Smyrna Golf Course, and all the trails in that area will be closed and remain closed in tandem with road closures including: Seward Airbase Trailhead, TN Rehab Center Trailhead, Town Center Trailhead, and Old Jefferson Pike Trailhead.
Road closure times in Smyrna:
Thursday, May 10, 11:30 am. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Saturday, May 12, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Photo by Kevin Stephenson