STEELE CREEK NEWS
Public Meeting on
NCDOT Local Input for Highway Projects is Tuesday
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division 10,
which includes Mecklenburg County, will be holding a Public Meeting
on its P3.0 Local Input Points Assignment
next Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00 at the
Metrolina Regional Transportation Management Center in Charlotte.
staff currently are in the process of coordinating point assignments
to projects with local officials within NCDOT Division 10. Their
point assignments are currently in the draft stage and are still
subject to change. They will be doing a presentation on the process
at the public meeting as well as presenting their draft
point assignments to projects. The public meeting kicks off a 30 day
comment period, so the draft point assignments are still subject to
change between now and the end of August as the process moves
Details for the
Public Meeting are
Two projects still under consideration for funding are
improvements to the Hamilton Road/Steele Creek Road (Highway
160) intersection, and widening Steele Creek Road from Shopton
Road West to S Tryon Street.
At the meeting of
the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO)
today, staff reported that they had met with NCDOT Division
staff and compared which projects they planned to assign local
input points to. They said that NCDOT did not plan to assign local
input points to the improvements to the intersection of Hamilton
Road and Steele Creek Road. Without local points from both CRTPO
and NCDOT Division 10, this project is less likely to be selected
for funding during the next five-year period.
Regional Impact Highway Projects
70% - Data Driven
NCDOT released draft Quantitative Scores on May 14.
Various factors were considered, including congestion,
safety, cost effectiveness, and others.
15% - MPO Local Input Points
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural
Planning Organizations (RPOs) assign up to 100 points to
each project. CRTPO is the MPO for the Charlotte area and
has allocated 2400 points among 25 projects. The maximum 100
points times 15% gives the 15% maximum allocation for each
project in the MPO.
15% - NCDOT Regional Engineer Local Input Points
Division 10, which includes Mecklenburg County, also
will be assigning local input points with the maximum
allocation of 15% for each project.
Tuesday, July 15
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Metrolina Regional Transportation Management Center
2327 Tipton Drive (off Statesville Avenue near I-85)
Charlotte, NC 28213
CRTPO is still
accepting comments to their local input points allocation until July
21. The public also may speak at
the July 16
CRTPO meeting, which will begin at 6:00 PM in Room 267 of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. See
is Open on Local Input for Hwy 160
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