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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Council Approves Policy Addressing Traffic Safety in Neighborhoods

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There is a new tool to mitigate speeding and increase traffic safety in our neighborhoods.  At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Town Council approved a policy that allows residents to request speeding enforcement and provides clear parameters to review measures the Town can use to enhance safety.

Speeding is the top enforcement issue for residents. The Town has received more than 500 traffic safety requests this year such as police enforcement, stop sign installation, speed limit changes, pavement striping, and other measures.

The Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Safety Program includes a new online form that gives residents the ability to request police enforcement, as well as request devices to slow traffic, such as stop signs and crosswalks. A new feature of the policy gives HOAs the ability to install their own radar signs, as long as they receive Town approval.

Residents can visit hollyspringsnc.gov/2216 to report issues and make requests for traffic control measures through an online form. They can also email transportation@hollyspringsnc.gov or call (919) 577-3150.

In other business Dec. 1, the Council approved a one-year easing of regulations for holiday decorations at businesses. The Town is relaxing enforcement until Jan. 15 to spread some holiday cheer while enabling businesses to celebrate the season a bit more after months of dealing with COVID-19.

Council members received an update on socially-distanced holiday events that the Town has crafted due to the cancellation of this year’s Happy Holly Days parade and Main Street Christmas. New holiday events include:

  • Happy Holly Days Tree Trail, Dec. 10-12 at Ting Park from noon until 9 p.m. Stroll around the stadium concourse and enjoy dozens of trees decorated by businesses, organizations and families.
  • “Polar Express” Drive-in Movie, 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at Sugg Farm.
  • Decorations Drive-Through, Dec. 13-25. A specially-created interactive map will guide you through town to participating households and businesses that have decorated for the holidays.

Returning events include Santa’s Mailbox and the tree lighting at Holly Springs Cultural Center. The tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 will be streamed live on the Park and Recreation Facebook page.

For details on new and returning holiday events, see the News and Events section on the home page of www.hollyspringsnc.gov.

In other business Dec. 1, the Town made several appointments to a steering committee for an update to the Town’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

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