Franklin, TN – Franklin Police want to remind motorists that with the Williamson County Fair underway, and TDOT I-65 construction, traffic in and around the fairgrounds is extremely congested. Fairgoers and commuters simply traveling through the area should allow plenty of extra time and need to anticipate significant delays. In addition to officers already assigned to work fair traffic and security, extra officers are being assigned to assist with moving motorists through congested areas at peak times.
Officers assigned to Williamson County Fair Command say that alternate route recommendations, released on Wednesday, are being underutilized, adding to significant volume delays.
Williamson’s World-Class County Fair is set to begin Friday. While the Fair Board has been hard at work ensuring a great time for families, police have put together a plan to minimize traffic congestion while maximizing safety and security for attendees. The use of alternate routes by fairgoers will ease congestion for families trying to get there, and make the I-65 commute easier for those just passing through.
From the East: Take SR840 to Peytonsville-Trinity Rd. (Exit #34); turn right off the exit; go one block and turn left at Glenn’s Grocery to Peytonsville Rd. Proceed approximately 4.6 miles; turn right on Long Lane to the fairgrounds. Livestock enter at Gate #3 for unloading.
From the West: Take SR840 to I-65 North to Peytonsville Rd. (Exit #61); turn right off the exit; go one block and turn left on Long Lane; fairgrounds is just ahead. Livestock enter at Gate #3 for unloading.
From the North: Take I-65 South to McEwen Lane (Exit #67); turn left off the interstate to Carothers Parkway. Take a right and proceed to SR96. Turn left, proceeding east on SR96, approximately 1.25 miles; take a right to Arno Rd., proceeding approximately 3.2 miles; turn right on Gosey Hill Rd., proceeding approximately 1.1 miles; take a right on Long Lane to the fairgrounds. Livestock enter at Gate #3 for unloading.
From the South: Take I-65 North to Peytonsville Rd. (Exit #61); turn right off the exit; go one block and turn left on Long Lane; fairgrounds is just ahead. Livestock enter at Gate #3 for unloading.
Overflow Parking Information: Police officers and volunteers will direct arriving attendees to available parking. Police urge pedestrians to cross only at designated crosswalks. Courtesy carts will shuttle anyone who wants or needs a ride from overflow parking areas to and from the fair’s main entrance.
The Fair concludes Saturday, August 9th at midnight. For more information about the Williamson County Fair, visit WilliamsonCountyFair.org.
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My family went last night (Aug 2) and had to park in the overflow. After the rain came and went we had to walk back to our car. We got out faster than the ones that parked closer even after walking about a mile.