STEELE CREEK NEWS
of Highway 160
has been Accelerated to 2021
(July 17, 2017)
According to staff of the
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO),
Highway 160 (Steele Creek Road) is now scheduled to be widened to
four lanes with a grassy median, bike paths, and sidewalks beginning
in 2021. The project covers nearly the entire length of Highway 160
through Steele Creek, from the South Carolina state line to I-485.
Widening Highway 160 has moved up quickly in the highway
construction schedule since 2013 when it wasn't projected to be
widened before 2035. In the initial draft of the 2018-2027 State
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) released in January 2017,
the widening of Highway 160 south of Highway 49 was scheduled to
begin in fiscal year 2022, but in the revised draft STIP released in
June, construction was moved up one year. The widening of Highway
160 north of Highway 49 was included in the 2016-2025 STIP addopted
in 2015 and also was scheduled to begin in 2022, but the beginning
of construction for that portion also has been moved up one year.
for the entire project include $10,800,000 for right of way
acquisition and utility relocation
in 2019 and $48,800,000 for construction in 2021 through 2024, for a
total cost of $59,600,000. The schedule and estimated funding
amounts are available on Page 10 of
NCDOT's Revised DRAFT 2018-2027 STIP supplement for CRTPO.
The North Carolina Board of Transportation will adopt the 2018-2027
DRAFT STIP in August. The CRTPO will adopt its TIP in September. The
TIP will be a subset of the 2018-2027 STIP just for the Charlotte
planning area. See the full draft TIP list for CRTPO
is accepting comments to the local 2018-2027 DRAFT TIP through August 9.
Interested persons may also provide comments in person at the July
19 CRTPO meeting (6:00 PM in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte). See
The widening Highway 160 south of Highway 49 is part of the draft
TIP and must be formally adopted by NCDOT and CRTPO by September.
The widening of Highway 160 north of Highway 49 was adopted in 2015
and thus its funding is already commited.
Send comments to Neil
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
The map below shows
the projects in southwestern Mecklenburg County. The map showing all
the projects in
Mecklenburg County can be viewed
Currently Highway 160 north of South Tryon Street up to Shopton
Road West is being widened a few
feet and resurfaced. Work will continue during nighttime hours
through late fall. Additionally, the intersection of Highway 160 and Hamilton
Road is also being improved and widened, with construction set to begin in 2018.
on the Public Comment Period below.
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