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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Have-A-Blast event will result in road closures in Republic on Friday, June 29


June 20, 2018


Street Closures & Event Parking Guidance for 

The City of Republic’s 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration Scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018

REPUBLIC, MO – The City of Republic will host the 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration on Friday, June 29, 2018 at J.R. Martin Park (300 E. Hines) from 6:00 - 10:15 p.m.  The event will require the temporary closure of East Hines Street from Hampton Ave. to the Republic Middle School, Park Road, the Republic Middle School access road north of Harrison & south of Middle School, and portions of Boston Lane from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 10:45 p.m.  Advanced notice of the road closures will be marked with roadside signs; however, no detour routes are available.  Through traffic is advised to avoid the noted streets.  Questions or comments concerning these road closures may be directed to Andrew Nelson, Public Works Director, at 732-3400.

Multiple parking areas have been reserved for the event and include:  Republic Middle School (Donations Accepted by the Republic Band Boosters), Garoutte Field (Donations Accepted by the Boy Scouts), Schofield Elementary and Price Elementary (Donations Accepted by the Boy Scouts), McCulloch Elementary, and Lyon Elementary.   The accessible parking area for the event, located at The Amp and tennis court parking lot, is available only by displaying an accessible parking tag to the barricade attendants located at the intersection of Hines Street and Hampton Avenue.  

For more information on the event, please visit or contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at 732-3500.  


For more questions or media inquiries, contact:

Andrew Nelson, Public Works Director at 417-732-3400

Jennafer Mayfield, Community Outreach Superintendent at 417-732-3500

Mike Landis, Public Information Officer at 417-732-3149

Map of planned road closures: /DocumentCenter/View/2100

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