Bradley County Engineer Sandra Knight said Friday a wetlands mitigation plan was approved June 30 by the state agency to clear the way for work to resume.
Work on the road began in June 2009 and was stopped a month later in July after encountering a low-grade wetland on about .35 acres. The area was not originally classified as a wetland until after work began.
Bradley County Engineer Sandra Knight said the area will be mitigated to an area between Park View Elementary School and Elrod Park. She said Minnis Road will be widened to three lanes between the school and Highway 64. As the park develops, she is hopeful of widening Minnis Road all the way to Old Powerline Road.
Bradley County Highway Superintendent Tom Collins said this morning work should resume the middle of this week or Monday. He is hopeful Minnis Road will be finished by the time the new school opens in the fall.
Collins said motorists should expect delays and lane closures.
The next highway project scheduled is a bridge replacement on Brymer Creek Road. Work was scheduled to begin later this month, but it was delayed until after Minnis Road is finished.