The Williamson County Fair, at the Agricultural Expo Park, in Franklin, starts Friday. The esteemed annual event is expected to, once again, draw large crowds. The fair runs from August 7-15. For fair hours and details, visit WilliamsonCountyFair.org.
Franklin Police, partnering with other City Departments, Williamson County Government, and TDOT, have put together a traffic plan that will assist fairgoers, and motorists simply passing through affected areas, to reach their destinations. Dozens of extra Franklin Police Officers have been dedicated to the effort. Heavy congestion, however, is anticipated – as is the case with large-scale public events.
Fairgoers are asked to consider alternate routes that may ease their travel into and out of the fair, while easing congestion in the already busy I-65 construction zone near the Peytonsville Road interchange. North/South commuters hoping to avoid fair traffic, altogether, may consider Columbia Avenue or Lewisburg Pike as alternates.
To access the fair from the north:
Exit from I65 South to Highway 96E (Exit 65), and turn left
Take 96E (Murfreesboro Rd) to Arno Rd, & turn right
From Arno Rd, turn right onto Gosey Hill Rd, &
then right onto Long Lane, which will take you to fair parking
To access the fair from the south:
Exit from I65 North onto TN-840 E
Exit onto Peytonsville-Trinity Road (Exit 34)
Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, & then
Left onto Peytonsville Rd
Turn right on Long Lane, and proceed to fair parking
Heavy volume delays in and around the area of the fair should be expected;
backups may affect secondary roads, especially during the evening rush.
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