The Town of Holly Springs has kicked off a street improvement project to repair and resurface aging sections of roadway throughout the community. The 15 road sections being improved add up to approximately 10,000 feet or nearly 2 miles of pavement.
"Keeping up with aging infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for all municipalities," said Kendra Parrish, Town of Holly Springs Executive Director of Utilities and Infrastructure Services. "We are committed to working with the community to identify those areas that are the most in need of updating, and making sure we maintain not only our roadways, but our bridges, sidewalks and other structures that may need repair."
Neighborhoods that will see repairs include: Windward Pointe (St. Vincent Drive, Sandy Point Way, St. Croix Drive), Holly Glen (Holly Meadow Drive from Shorehouse to past Holly Branch, Acorn Falls Court, Holly Meadow Drive from Rivendell Drive to past Sycamore Creek Drive, Summit Wood Court), Wescott (Wescott Ridge Drive, Brightling Way), Sunset Ridge (Elmcrest Drive), Turner Street, Braxton Village (Theophilous Trace, Hornholly Way, entrance at Avent Ferry Road), Valleyfield (Crossfire Road). Repaving is expected to start next week in Braxton Village, and the entire project could take up to two months to complete, weather permitting. Click here for an enlarged map.
Periodically, a street rating survey is performed on the entire town-maintained road network of 130 miles of roadway. This information is then combined with other factors like traffic volume, safety and interconnectivity to create a ranking priority for roads that are selected for repair.
Funding for the street improvement project is provided by federal funds. Last year, Powell Bill funds of more than $147 million in street aid were distributed to 508 cities and towns across the state who applied for aid, including Holly Springs. The current street improvement project will cost approximately $700,000.