Road linking Highway 58 to Chattanooga VW plant to start in summer

Road linking Highway 58 to Chattanooga VW plant to start in summer

May 14th, 2013 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

This aerial photo shows the Volkswagen plant at Enterprise South.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga officials today approved a couple of land easements that will help clear the way for a new $6.5 million road to Volkswagen's plant from Highway 58.

The city's Industrial Development Board agreed to the easements for the 1.3 mile long state industrial access road from Clark Road's intersection with Highway 58 to the rear of the VW supplier park.

Work is expected to begin this summer on the new two-lane road, said Jennifer Flynn of the state Department of Transportation.

City Engineer Bill Payne said the road will go over part of a 52-acre wetlands on the Enterprise South industrial park property.

The new road is expected to be finished before Sept. 30, 2014.

See full story in Wednesday's Times Free Press.