City Receives State Funding for Holly Springs Pkwy. Widening Project Ph. II
The City of Holly Springs has been awarded state funding to complete Phase II of its Holly Springs Parkway Widening Project.
On June 23, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp announced that the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) awarded over $25 million to various transportation infrastructure projects throughout the state through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB). The City of Holly Springs will be receiving a $1.25 million grant award as well as a $3.5 million loan award. Grant applications were evaluated on a competitive basis, and criteria included engineering and economic merit, availability of matching funds, and feasibility. Loan awards, in addition to the criteria for grant awards, were also evaluated based on the creditworthiness of the community.
The project will widen Holly Springs Parkway from Rabbit Hill Road to Ronnell Road with two new travel lanes, and will also include the extension of a concrete box culvert, installation of a raised and grassed twenty-foot median, installation of curb and gutter, installation of five foot sidewalks, and installation of pedestrian lighting. At its completion, the project will provide connectivity between the pedestrian sidewalks recently installed in front of The Darby and Sixes Ridge apartment complexes and the sidewalks installed during Phase I of the project. The City’s Tree Commission will use its tree preservation funding allocation to plant trees within the designed streetscapes area.
In addition to improving pedestrian connectivity throughout the City, the project will also improve commuter access to local businesses and reduce demand on I-575.
Preliminary engineering began in June 2020 and construction is expected to begin in the Winter of 2021.