Completing widening, sidewalk connections, curb and gutter, and crosswalks. This project improves traffic flow and safety on a well-traveled gateway road that leads to neighborhoods and premiere parks – Womble and Sugg Farm – where games and events are held throughout the year.
Grigby Avenue, from Raleigh Street to Sugg Farm
Negotiating contract with design consultant
Estimated construction start:
An open house meeting was held in August. Public engagement will continue as project moves forward.
Fall 2019: Town Council approval of survey/design contract
2020: Community engagement and right of way acquisition
2021: Estimated construction start
Following the Civil War, about 50 freed men pooled their money to buy land for a church where First Baptist Church stands today on Grigsby Avenue. The African-American men and women who helped build the town before the Civil War stayed and kept the town alive after emancipation. The half-acre plot of land purchased for the church held a log cabin. A new church building was constructed in the late 1860s and replaced after it burned in a fire. The building then was renovated in 1935 and again in 1952 with added brick veneer and modern amenities.
Holly Springs staff has engaged with key partners for this project, including: