Good morning, Nashville. By the time you read this, the demolition of the Nashville Autohaus and several other buildings near the 7th and Shirley intersection will probably be underway (but not Rocketown just yet!) Construction for the Music City Center is expected to break ground today meaning that all of the buildings that are currently in the way will be coming down this week. As we’ve been mentioning, getting around that part of downtown may be a little tricky for the next few weeks as rolling lane closures take place and buildings are taken down.
- Mental health care in trouble. Mental health advocates are concerned about the latest round of TennCare cuts which include significant cuts for mental health care providers, saying that limiting care on the front-end will lead to more hospitalizations and will ultimately cost the state more money.
- We have good roads! For the fourth straight year, the stretch I-40 that runs through Tennessee has earned the “Best Roadway in America” title from a survey of truckers and professional drivers.
- Bits & pieces. Construction on the Franklin Whole Foods begins today … Area shelters were able to bring almost 90% of Nashville’s homeless indoors during the last snow storm and cold snap … Speaking of snow, we won’t be seeing much of it tonight … Sarah Palin made her Tea Party Convention debut in Nashville over the weekend.
Photo by turkeyjerky.