STEELE CREEK NEWS
Period Open for Highway 160 Project
Widening Hwy 160
South of Hwy 49 Accelerated to 2021
This story has been
updated based on additional information from CRTPO. See
Widening of Highway 160 has been Accelerated to 2021.
(July 16, 2017)
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO)
is accepting comments to the local 2018-2027 DRAFT Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP). Local projects in the TIP will be incorporated into
the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which the North
Carolina Department of Transportation will adopt in August 2017.
CRTPO is required to adopt its TIP in September. Residents and other
interested persons may submit comments on projects in the TIP to CRTPO through August 9.
The chart below lists two I-77 projects and one NC Highway 160
project in the DRAFT TIP. See the full list
NCDOT released the initial DRAFT
2018-2027 STIP in January 2017. On June 28, NCDOT released a Revised
DRAFT 2018-2027 STIP that contained a series of project
accelerations and other changes.
In the January initial DRAFT, construction
for the widening of Highway 160 from South Tryon Street to
the South Carolina
State Line was scheduled to begin in 2022. In the June Revised
DRAFT, construction has been accelerated to 2021. Widening Highway
160 has been moving up in the highway construction schedule since
2013 when it wasn't projected to be widened before 2035.
Funding for any
project scheduled to begin right of way acquisition within the first
five years of the STIP is considered committed and not subject to
reprioritization. Thus if CRTPO and NCDOT adopt plans that include
Highway 160 construction in 2021, funding will be committed.
Widening Highway 160 south of South Tryon Street was not included In
the previous (2016-2025) STIP at all.
The project includes widening the roadway to four lanes with a grassy median, sidewalks, and bike lanes.
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Charlotte, NC 28202
|DRAFT TIP Project
||Widen six-lane freeway to a ten-lane freeway by constructing four managed lanes (2 in each direction). This
project will also upgrade the existing interchanges to modern design standards. I-485 to Woodlawn Road.
Widen six-lane freeway to a ten-lane freeway by constructing four managed lanes (2 in each direction).
Woodlawn Road to I-277 (Belk Freeway).
|NC 160 (Steele Creek Road)
||Widen to multi-lanes. South Carolina State Line to NC 49 (S. Tryon Street). Accelerate right-of-way from FY 2020
to FY 2019 and accelerate construction from FY 2022 to FY 2021.
The map below shows a section of the map
for projects in
Mecklenburg County, which can be viewed
Note that the
widening of Highway 160 north of South Tryon Street up to Shopton
Road West was on the previous (2016-2025) STIP for construction to begin in
2022. Currently this section of Highway 160 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.
See the Press Release
on the Public Comment Period below.
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