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Nashville mayor pushes for a new $100 million high school in Bellevue

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper on Friday released his capital spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

 

Cooper will ask the Metro council to spend more than $474 million on capital projects next year.

 

Nearly $200 million would go toward education projects. The largest single expenditure would be for a new high school in Bellevue, a $100 million investment. The new school would be built on 260 acres formerly owned by Hope Park Church.

 

The mayor also wants to begin a new middle school at Cane Ridge and expand Cane Ridge High. Additional funds are included for overdue school maintenance - system wide.

 

In addition, the mayor wants to spend some $70 million on transportation projects. Cooper is asking the council for $30 million to re-pave 180 miles of city streets, $21 million for new sidewalks, and more than $7 million for a traffic management system.

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