published Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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

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    This aerial photo shows the Volkswagen plant at Enterprise South.
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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.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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