Holly Springs to close road for construction

A portion of Holly Springs Parkway in its namesake community will be closed beginning March 19 and ending in August as it is widened to four travel lanes and gets a median, sidewalks and pedestrian lamp posts, city officials announced.

The road will be closed from the Home Depot store, just north of Sixes Road, to Rabbit Hill Road. Plans also call for extending the culverts over Toonigh Creek, installing traffic lights at Holly Springs Parkway and Rabbit Hill, and improving Rabbit Hill to I-575.

A detour will take northbound motorists up I-575 from Sixes to Exit 14 in Canton (Marietta Highway/Holly Springs Parkway), and the reverse for southbound drivers. Electronic sign boards and construction signage will alert motorists to the road closure and direct them to Exit 14 to access the area north of Rabbit Hill.

The work will be done by Baldwin Paving Co. under a $3.2 million contract with Holly Springs.