STEELE CREEK NEWS
Shopton Road W
Realignment Scheduled for Summer Completion
(January 5, 2009)
According to the Charlotte Department of Engineering and Property
Management, construction should begin in February on the new segment
of Shopton Road West at Steele Creek Road. Completion is scheduled
This realignment will
replace the current "Y" intersection with a safer, 90-degree
intersection approximately 700 feet to the south. A traffic signal
will be installed at the new intersection, and the signal at the old
intersection will be removed. The old road right-of-way likely will
be abandoned by the city, and ownership likely will be transferred to
the adjacent property owners, the developers of the Berewick Town
A water main was
installed along the new Shopton Road West right-of-way last year.
This will provide increased capacity for customers located to the
west of this area. The clearing made for the water main is visible
along the future road route.
This new road will not
resolve the sharp curve in Steele Creek Road, however. The
straightening of Steele Creek Road and construction of a new segment
of Dixie River Road are still in the design and real estate acquisition
phases, so accurate schedules for construction of these have not yet been
traffic levels justify them, additional traffic
signals will be installed along Steele Creek Road at the new Dixie
River Road intersection and at the I-485 ramps. The intersections
have been designed to allow sufficient distance between these
signals for safe, efficient traffic flow.
For more information
on the city's plans for road realignments in this area, see the
Dixie River Road Realignment web page or contact Derrel
Poole, Project Manager, at
The Berewick Master
Plan includes a Town Center on the west side of Steele Creek Road
between the new Dixie River Road and Shopton Road West. Current
buildings on this site are being relocated to clear space for the
Town Center. The Steele Creek Masonic
Lodge has been relocated approximately four miles to the south, across from the Steele Creek
Library. A new building is under construction for the Steele Creek
Baptist Church on Dixie River Road near the new elementary school.
of Berewick will construct a new section of Dixie River Road to
connect the end of the city's construction to the current Dixie
River Road near the new elementary school.
HERE or on the image below to see a pdf file of the
Berewick Master Plan.
Dixie River Road at Steele Creek Road also will be undergoing
realignment to allow construction of the new Shopton Square shopping
center. In this area, Dixie River Road will move north past where
the old William Grier House was removed and will align with Shopton
Road near the new Exxon station. This section of Dixie River Road
likely will be renamed in the near future.