City of Alcoa City Manager Mark Johnson informed the City’s Board of Commissioners today that FreedomFest 2020 would need to be cancelled due to road construction projects in the vicinity of the City of Alcoa Duck Pond, the site of the fireworks display scheduled for Saturday, June 27th.
Johnson said, “Two major City construction projects are set to begin shortly. The first being the construction of Marconi Blvd. running from Tesla Blvd., passing the Duck Pond and ending at a new round-about at Edison and Springbrook Rd. The second will be the complete reconstruction of Faraday St. from Mill St. to Tesla Blvd. Those coupled with the June 1st planned demolition of the Hunt Rd bridge in conjunction with TDOT’s Alcoa Hwy. project will make it virtually impossible for the existing road network to handle the volumes of traffic generated by the FreedomFest Celebration.”
Depending on the progress of these road projects, it is hoped that FreedomFest will be able to return in 2021.