STEELE CREEK NEWS
Widening of Highway 160 has been Delayed for Three Years
(January 18, 2019)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) released the
State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) on January 10. The STIP
identifies transportation projects that will receive funding between
2020 and 2029. (See
The construction for
the widening of
Highway 160 (Steele Creek Road) had been scheduled to begin in
fiscal year 2021 (beginning July 2020), but the Draft STIP now shows right-of-way
acquisition and utility relocation beginning in fiscal year 2021 and
construction delayed until fiscal year 2024 (beginning July 2023).
2020-2029 Draft STIP Changes (see the second page under Division 10):
TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN AND TO ASSIST IN
BALANCING FUNDS, RIGHT OF WAY DELAYED FOR SEGMENTS A AND B FROM FY
19 TO FY 21 AND CONSTRUCTION FOR SEGMENTS A AND B DELAYED FROM FY 21
TO FY 24
Segment A is from the South Carolina state line to South Tryon
Street, and Segment B is from South Tryon Street to I-485. Plans
call for Highway 160
to be widened to
four lanes with a grassy median, bike paths, and sidewalks from the
state line to Shopton Road West and to six lanes from Shopton Road
West to I-485. Construction is expected to last for four years.
Total cost is projected to be $62,600,000.
Click on the image below to view a detailed, revised schedule..
NCDOT will hold a public comment period in spring 2019 to seek input
on the document. The Steele Creek Residents Association web site and
Facebook page will provide information on when and
where comments can be submitted when that information is available.
Transportation planners with the
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning
Organization (CRTPO) and the NCDOT will be attending the 2019 Annual Meeting
of the Steele Creek Residents Association on February 28 at Kennedy
Middle School. The Meet & Mingle begins at 6:00, and presentations
(on the 2019 revaluation and planning for growth in Steele Creek)
will begin at 7:00,
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