Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) - A
long-range evaluation of existing and future
transportation needs that will serve as the foundation for many of
the CRTPO’s future efforts. It is multi-modal, covering roads,
pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, public transportation,
and rails. It is not limited by time or cost.
Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) -
Defines the policies, programs and projects to be implemented
over the next twenty-five years and includes projects whose cost
does not expect to exceed expected available revenues.
NCDOT Prioritization -
NCDOT’s decision making tool for developing the Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP), which is a listing of projects to be
delivered within an upcoming ten-year work program. The current
round is known as Prioritization 4.0 (or P4.0). (NC Highway 160
south of S Tryon Street currently is being reviewed in this
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) -
Identifies the transportation projects and strategies that CRTPO
and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years. Two NC
Highway 160 projects (widening from Shopton Road West to South
Tryon Street and improving the Highway 160/Hamilton Road
intersection) are scheduled to begin within the first five years
of the TIP, and their funding is considered secure.
You may use the
Interactive Mapping application to comment on
& Rail projects. The applications do not work well with Internet Explorer
or Firefox. They seem to work well with Google Chrome or Microsoft
Each application has a map showing existing or proposed
transportation features, or those that need improvement. Zoom in by
clicking on the + in the upper left of the map and dragging the map
to the area you want, or by pressing the shift key and drawing a box
to zoom in to an area. There is also a search function.
Slide the "Filter list by map" switch
in the upper right to display a list of
features within the visible map.
Select a road or other feature by pointing and clicking on
it on the map. You must be right on the feature, so you may need to
try several times. You may also select a feature from the list. Be
aware that several road segments may be listed separately. You may
need to click on different names before you get to the segment you
need. The map will zoom in to the feature and provide information on
Note that some of the Planning Source links are not valid.
If you like a project, click on the heart icon .
The counter in the upper right will record your like.
If you would like to comment on a project, click on the
speech bubble icon
Your comments may or may not appear below in the comments section.
They may appear after you hit Submit but not be there when you revisit the page. CRTPO
staff have given assurances that the comments are being recorded and
To return to the list, click on the < symbol to the left of
the green band containing the feature name.
Highway application shows a variety of road projects in Steele
Creek. The map also shows interchanges, but these aren't selectable.
the following roads numbered on the map below in maroon:
1) The map still
shows Garden Parkway although NCDOT is no longer planning to build
this highway. Instead, developers are proposing a new development
here called River Place. Their plans include new roads that will
provide access to a possible new bridge across the Catawba River.
Their plans also affect future routes for Dixie River Road and
2) The map shows
a new connection between Douglas Drive and Pine Oaks Drive.
3) The map shows
a new road between Arrowood Road and Shopton Road. It also shows a
new road passing over I-485 connecting Arrowood Road with Whitehall
4) The map shows
a new extension of Carowinds Boulevard. A new road would run from
South Tryon Street around the north side of The Crossings to connect
with the existing Sam Neely Road. There would be another new segment
running from Sam Neely Road through Planters Walk connecting with
Winget Road along a path that had been left undeveloped in anticipation
of a new road. Finally there would be another new segment connecting
the end of old Winget Road to the end of new Winget Road through
Chapel Cove at Shopton Road West. This road was originally
identified as a need when what later became the Sanctuary was
rezoned for 100s of houses that were not built. Is this road still
needed? Could the reserved path through Planters Walk be used for
5) The map shows
a new road connecting Choate Circle at the Steele Creek Athletic
fields to South Tryon Street and Corsica Forest Drive. This new road
would run on the southwest side of the Calloway Glen Townhomes.
6) The map shows
an extension of Shopton Road West running south from York Road to
Zoar Road. This road would replace Youngblood Road.
7) The map shows
a new road running east of South Tryon Street at Shopton Road
connecting to Nations Ford Road and Archdale Drive.
most other major roads in Steele Creek are classified as either
boulevards, other major thoroughfares, or minor thoroughfares. Most
classified as "Needs Improvement." Are the thoroughfare
classifications appropriate? (Shopton Road West, for example, is
classified as a minor thoroughfare. Should it be upgraded?) Do some
of these roads need improvement sooner than others? Are other new
The Bicycle map
shows on-road bicycle routes as well as greenway trails. Are some
of these needed more and sooner than others?
The Pedestrian map
shows sidewalks as well as greenway trails. Are some
of these needed more and sooner than others?
Transportation & Rail
The bus routes
shown do not appear to be current. For example, the map still shows
the route along Brown-Grier Road and Whitehall Park Drive even
though this was rerouted to the outlet mall over a year ago. The
list does not have bus route numbers or road names, just "Existing
Bus Route" and "Recommended Bus Route."
transportation projects will come from those identified on the
Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Enen though construction may be
years away, it is important that transportation needs be identified
now. This is your opportunity to identify needs that the planners
may have overlooked or deemed unneeded.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization
(CRTPO) conducts long-range transportation planning for the
Charlotte urbanized area, and is seeking input on its
Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). The CTP is a
multi-modal, long-range evaluation of existing and future
transportation needs that will serve as the foundation for
many of the CRTPO’s future efforts. The CRTPO
anticipates adopting four CTP maps later this year for four
transportation modes. The four modes are: Highways, bicycle,
pedestrian, and public transportation and rail.
Five open house events have been scheduled to obtain public
input on the CTP. The chart below lists the
specifics for each event. Area residents are
encouraged to attend one of the open houses to learn more
about the CTP, and to provide feedback that will help shape
the plan in advance of its adoption.
To learn more about the CTP, you are encouraged to visit the
CRTPO website. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) component
provides detailed information about the plan, and
interactive maps have been prepared that allow viewers to
learn more about current and future transportation
conditions. The website is also an alternate way to comment
on the CTP if you are unable to attend an open house.
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