CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The city of Chattanooga is moving forward with plans to connect Highway 58 and Volkswagen's plant.

Officials on the Industrial Development Board approved land easements that will help clear the way for the $6.5 million project.

The road runs from Clark Road, off Highway 58, to the rear of the Volkswagen plant.

TDOT says work on the two-lane road is expected to begin this summer and could taken until September of 2014 to complete.