Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade

Opry / Music Valley Traffic Flow Improvement Plan, 29th Holiday Lights Competition and 32nd Annual DH Chamber Christmas Parade

Thanks goes to our Metro Nashville Police Department and Metro Public Works Department for their hard work in working with business all throughout the area.  The below communication describes the traffic flow improvement plan for the Opry / Music Valley area.  While no plan will be perfect, there are more resources this year and MNPD is dedicated to managing these resources as effectively and efficiently as possible for both our neighborhoods and visitors to the area.

The Opry / Music Valley Holiday Traffic Flow Improvement Plan is comprehensive and has three facets:

1.      Separate Opry Mills mall traffic and Opryland Hotel A Country Christmas attractions from the Dancing Lights of Christmas at Jellystone Park Campground traffic.

2.      Manually changing Music Valley Drive to one-way traffic (northbound from Sante Fe Cattle Co Restaurant) during peak congestion times.

3.      Divert exiting traffic from Jellystone Park thus limiting congestion from Jellystone Park to the McGavock Pike and Music Valley Drive interchange.

Proper variable traffic signage is paramount in addition to the planned traffic direction and control. Opry Mills’ traffic will be directed on and off Opry Mills’ property. Officers will be used along the roadway in the intersections as well as deploying proper traffic cones to move traffic more efficiently.  Additionally, Grand Ole Opry, Gaylord Opryland ICE and the Opryland Hotel will certainly require the placement of officers along the roadway and in intersections directing traffic on and off the properties; specifically along McGavock Pike from Briley Parkway to Opry Mills Drive. 

Dancing Lights of Christmas management has been in contact with Public Works Permits Office for the proper closure permits.  Specifically, the permits will allow the diversion of normal traffic patterns exiting the Jellystone Park Campground, thus decreasing the amount of southbound traffic to McGavock Pike. The diversion will direct all traffic exiting Jellystone Park Campground northbound on Music Valley Drive to Pennington Bend Road. Once at the intersection, all traffic (local traffic exempt upon proof) will take a right on Pennington Bend Road.  Proper signage will direct vehicles to McGavock Pike on the east side of Briley Parkway.  Motorists may access Briley Parkway or travel toward Lebanon Pike.

MNPD supervisors will monitor all points of the traffic plan and make adjustments if necessary.

The plan is designed to minimize the impact on the community members in and around the McGavock Pike, Music Valley Drive and Briley Parkway interchange during the holiday season.

The 32nd Annual Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm!  It will go down Donelson Pike from Elm Hill Pike to Lebanon Pike.  Get a good spot on either side of Donelson Pike on the sidewalk and enjoy the parade!  Big thanks goes to the Hobbs Family for being this year’s Presenting Sponsors along with all the Sponsors this year as shown on the flyer below for making the parade possible.

Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade

 

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Jeff Syracuse Councilman District 15

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  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

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Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.