Media Advisories

As Part of Mental Health Month, Remember: Positive Mental Health is Essential for All Children

Thursday, May 01, 2014 | 12:10 pm

System of Care Approach Helps At-Risk Youth Around State

NASHVILLE – For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month during the month of May. This year, the Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health,” and as part of that, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day – which falls on Thursday, May 8, with theme of “Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope” – seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and remind everyone that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.

Traffic Shift Planned on I-65 South at I-24 East Merge in Davidson County

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 10:07 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on I-65 southbound near the I-24 east merge in Nashville.   Between mile markers 86 and 88, lanes of travel will be reduced from four to three lanes to allow for the continued widening of this stretch of I-65.


Weather permitting; crews have tentatively scheduled to start implementing the lane reduction on Wednesday, April 30.


Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be three travel lanes from the I-65 S / I-24 E merge to just south of Trinity Lane. The new traffic pattern will be in place for the next several months, when traffic will be shifted again to complete the remaining new lanes in late fall. Northbound lanes on I-65 have been reduced to three lanes in this same area since the project began.