Holly Springs City Council approved the 2019 Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) list of roads to be repaired and resurfaced last October. The list includes Hickory Road from the eastern city limits to Sequoyah Circle, Palm Street from Amanda Lane to the southern city limits, and Rabbit Hill Road from I-575 to Marble Quarry Road.
The City Council also approved several stormwater projects to address drainage issues throughout Holly Springs. These projects were awarded to Excellere Construction in the amount of $65,300. In addition, the City has started surveying work for a stormwater project to address drainage issues along Palm Street near Palm Lake. This work will be completed before Palm Street is resurfaced in the summer.
Work continues on the Town Center Project in downtown Holly Springs. The City approved a proposal from Southern Environmental Services, Inc. for the demolition of the remaining structures on the future Town Center site as well as the removal of asphalt, concrete, and utilities. This contract also includes the removal of structures near the intersection of Palm Street and Walnut Street for the construction of the new roadway from Palm Street to Hickory Road east of Cherokee County Fire Station #8.
The Holly Springs Tree Commission submitted our Tree City USA application to the Georgia Forestry Commission and the National Arbor Day Foundation for consideration of our designation as a Tree City USA for the year. The Holly Springs Tree Commission has worked diligently to make our designation a reality. The City’s first Arbor Day event will be held on February 15 at the Train Depot.
The culvert extensions on Holly Springs Parkway at Toonigh Creek were completed last November. The contractor started backfilling the new culverts after Thanksgiving and started construction on the new northbound travel lanes. The Holly Springs Parkway Widening Project and all associated infrastructure improvements from Sixes Road north to the intersection with Rabbit Hill Road are slated for completion in the spring.
The voters of Holly Springs approved a referendum, which allows restaurants to pour alcoholic beverages on Sundays starting at 11:00am. The additional hour and a half approved in the referendum was effective upon the certification of the results of the election.