Convenience is on its way for commuters; an express route bus service is coming to Holly Springs.
The Holly Springs Express bus service was discussed by the Holly Springs Town Council at its Nov. 19 meeting. HSX, a new GoCary-operated express service, will provide weekday peak commuter service between Holly Springs, Apex and Cary, where riders can connect with other lines.
Initial service is expected to start in early 2020 with one bus stop at an existing bus shelter in Holly Springs Towne Center. Additional bus stops may be added later in 2020.
Other news from the Council’s Nov. 19 meeting
The council approved a budget amendment funding a utility pole relocation, allowing continuation of work to provide a sidewalk connection on Main Street from downtown Holly Springs to Ting Park. The five-foot-wide, 2,042-linear-foot sidewalk will fill in the existing gap between Oak Hall and Ting Park.
Also at the meeting, the council:
- Received an update on Transportation Bond projects.
- Approved a development plan for Seqirus warehouse expansion.
- Approved an amendment to the Holly Springs Long Term Care development plan. Updates include more parking at the facility to be located at the Piney Grove-Wilbon Road and Ralph Stephens Road intersection.
- Approved a project budget to fund relocations of town water and sewer lines affected by the I-540 extension project.
- Adopted an updated policy regarding local civic nonprofit grants. At a recent workshop, the council discussed options for incorporating best practices.
- Approved changes to the Peterson Station at Sunset Lake development plan to enhance the character and charm of the building façade at the Sunset Lake Road and Stephenson Road intersection.