Canton and Holly Springs are seeking $6.2 million total in federal highway grants, and the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has agreed to write letters of support. AJC FILE

Cherokee County backs cities seeking $6.2M in highway funds

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has agreed to send letters of support for federal highway grant requests totaling $6.2 million by Canton and Holly Springs.

The cities are seeking funding through the Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Improvement Program, according to a Cherokee County staff report.

Canton is requesting $3 million in federal funds, to be matched with $750,000 in local dollars, for intersection improvements at Ga. 140 and Riverstone Parkway/Marietta Highway; and a $1.92 million federal grant, requiring a $480,000 local match, to reconstruct the intersections of Ga. 140 and Shoal Creek Road and Mary Lane.

Holly Springs is seeking $1.28 million in federal funding to pay for preliminary engineering for its Hickory Springs Parkway Project, a 0.7-mile connector linking Hickory Springs Industrial Drive and Holly Springs Parkway. This request will entail a $320,000 local match.

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