KNOXVILLE, TN– A long-awaited greenway project in the Halls community is moving forward this week.

In July, Knox County was prepared to take ownership of property owned by TTC Halls, LLC in order to construct a portion of the Halls Park-to-School Link greenway and to protect an important wetland area.

Recently, the project was delayed due to issues surrounding wetland mitigation required by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. According TDEC, much of the required mitigation work has been completed. As final details surrounding the affected portion of the greenway are worked out, Knox County is preparing to move forward with the construction of the greenway.

The official groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the site of the future Clayton Park, 7347 Norris Freeway (between Maynardville Pike and Emory Road). Members of the media and the public are invited to attend, and several elected officials may be in attendance.