STEELE CREEK NEWS
on Steele Creek Road Approved and Funded but not Scheduled
(December 18, 2006)
The traffic signal at Shopton Road West and Steele Creek Road is a
temporary solution to a major traffic problem. This "Y" intersection
will be moved south and changed to a "T" alignment. Additionally,
Dixie River Road will be rerouted through the new Berewick
Development and connect to Steele Creek Road just north of the
current Steele Creek Masonic Temple.
required revision of the
Dixie-Berryhill Thoroughfare Plan, which had to be
approved by the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MUMPO). MUMPO approved the revision at its November 15 meeting.
Use this link to see
a PDF version of the map:
Dixie River Road & Shopton Road West Thoroughfare Plan Amendment.
Also see the
MUMPO Web Site.
The project was
City of Charlotte Transportation Bonds approved in 2004 and the
North Carolina Department of Transportation. An additional $5
million was allocated from the 2006 Charlotte Transportation bonds
approved by voters last month. The project is now fully funded.
The public portion of
the project includes realignment of Shopton Road West and
construction of a new Dixie River Road from Steele Creek Road west
to the property line of the new Berewick development. Pappas
Properties, developer of Berewick, will construct the portion of the
new road that will run through Berewick.
changed the master plan for Berewick earlier this year to place
their Town Center along Steele Creek Road between the new Dixie
River Road and Shopton Road West. The Steele Creek Masonic Temple
will move to a site across from the Steele Creek Library, and the
Steele Creek Baptist Church will move to a site within Berewick. See
Road Changes Cause Changes to
Berewick Master Plan.
and right-of-way acquisition was scheduled to occur in 2006 and
construction would continue through the end of 2007. Since the
realignment has just recently been approved, the project is behind
schedule. The new
schedule has not yet been finalized. The City of Charlotte will
update the public on schedule changes through future newsletters or
postcards. For more information se the City of Charlotte Department
of Engineering and Property Management's
Dixie River Road Realignment web page.
Construction of the
new Dixie River Road through Berewick should occur at about the same
time as the construction of the public portion of the project.