Boomsday Fact Sheet 2004

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Boomsday Fact Sheet 2004

Posted: 08/25/2004
Road closures:

-Friday, Sept. 3, Henley Bridge closes to traffic at 7 p.m. and will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5
-Saturday, Sept. 4, Neyland Drive closes to traffic at 5 a.m. from Walnut to Lake Loudon Blvd. And will remain closed until 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 
-Saturday, Sept. 4, Neyland Drive/James White Parkway closes at 4 p.m. from Cumberland Exit to Lake Loudon Blvd and will remain closed until 7:00 am Sunday, Sept. 5.

Boating:

-UT docks will be closed to boats on Sept. 4
-No boats will be allowed in the area due to this being in the fireworks fallout zone
-Signage to this effect will be posted beginning Friday, Aug. 27
-Docking will be available at the Tennessee Grill and Calhoun's docks
-Limited space can be reserved at Volunteer Landing Marina @ 633-5004
-Mooring @ the UT docks will be open to parking after the fireworks with TWRA directing the largest vessels into place first
-TWRA and Coast Guard will be ticketing for the following offenses:
    1. Navigating lights not working
    2. Children under 13 not wearing a life jacket
    3. Fire extinguisher not in good working order
    4. Absence of personal floatation device for each person on boat plus one throwable device

Parking:

-City County Building Garage will open at 11 am
-Handicapped parking will be available in the City County Building Garage with viewing on the L-3 deck
-Special Event Parking will be available most UT parking lots for $5. Vehicles must be removed by 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Vehicles will be towed after that time in order to conduct a security sweep and clean.
-Permit-holders for UT game parking will have to remove their vehicles as well. No overnight parking is allowed.
-UT parking lots will open on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 1:00 for game parking.