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Independence Day alternative traffic routes announced


The Town of Farragut will host the 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 4.

The parade will be held on Kingston Pike beginning at the entrance of Farragut High School and continuing west to Boring Road (Ingles Shopping Center).

The parade will feature Bob Kesling, lead announcer for The University of Tennessee football and basketball broadcasts and “Vol Calls” show on the Vol Radio Network, as grand marshal.

Entries have been submitted by businesses, community and civic organizations, area schools and churches and will include the Farragut High School Band, floats, animals, antique cars, dance groups and elected officials.


Due to the parade, Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30 a.m. to about noon. Following are the parade detours:

North side: Campbell Station Road to Grigsby Chapel Road to Smith Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Campbell Station Road to Parkside Drive to Lovell Road (going east).

South side: Concord Road to Turkey Creek Road to Virtue Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Concord Road to Kingston Pike (going east). S. Campbell Station Road will be open to the private road just south of Kingston Pike for access to the bank, post office, etc., but access across Kingston Pike at this location will not be available until noon.

For more information about the parade, call Farragut’s Parks and Leisure Services Department at 865-966-7057.

 

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