STEELE CREEK NEWS
Left Turn Lane
Coming to Brown-Grier Road at Gallant Lane
(January 28, 2006)
Traffic snarls on Brown-Grier Road and Gallant Lane caused by
morning and afternoon school traffic are tremendous. Impatient
motorists who try to get around cars waiting to turn in to the
schools are creative but not too smart. Some relief for this
dangerous situation is on the way.
Construction of a left turn lane off Brown-Grier Road onto Gallant
Lane will begin by the end of February. Survey stakes are already
out. Utility relocation and tree removal will occur soon. The
schools have requested for construction to clear out during heavy
morning and afternoon traffic.
Charlotte Engineering Services is managing the project, but funding
will come from the North Carolina Department of Transportation since
Brown-Grier Road is a state-maintained road.
The project does not include sidewalks, just road widening to
accommodate a left turn lane. Charlotte Department of Transportation
will install new traffic signals after the roadwork is complete.
A future project under discussion is the widening of Gallant Lane to
allow more efficient traffic flows to and from the schools.