Holly Springs awarded state funds for road widening

Holly Springs announced it has received a $1.25 million state grant and a $3.5 million loan award from the State Road and Tollway Authority to complete the second phase of the Holly Springs Parkway widening project.

The highway will get two new travel lanes from Rabbit Hill to Ronnell Roads; an extension of a concrete box culvert; a raised grassy median 20 feet wide; curbs and gutters; five-foot-wide sidewalks, and pedestrian lighting. Preliminary engineering began in June, and construction is to start in the winter of 2021.

“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,” Holly Springs said. “The project will also improve commuter access to local businesses and reduce demand on I-575.”