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Highway 160Comment Period Open for Metropolitan Transportation Plan

(July 24, 2017) The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, or CRTPO, is accepting comments to its draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) project list through August 3.

The MTP includes highway and other transportation projects that are fiscally constrained, meaning revenue is expected to be available within the upcoming 25 years. Projects that rank well will be considered for further review through state prioritization processes and eventual funding through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

CRTPO adopted the 2040 MTP in April 2014 and currently is preparing the 2045 MTP. Projects are prioritized and grouped by horizon years, which implies that there will be funding available to complete the projects by each horizon year. Horizon year 2025 includes projects that are already funded and scheduled for construction in the next few years. Additional future projects are listed under horizon years 2035 and 2045. CRTPO plans to adopt the 2045 MTP in March 2018.

CRTPO is accepting comments on the list of projects in its 2045 MTP through August 3. Comments should be directed to Neil Burke using the following methods:

E-Mail: info@crtpo.org

Regular Mail:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fax: 704-336-5123

Public comments can also be made regarding the draft fiscally constrained project list during the August 16 CRTPO board meeting, which will be held at 6:00 PM in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East Fourth Street).

You may also enter comments on the INTERACTIVE MAP.

The MTP includes improvements to numerous roads within Steele Creek. See the map of the Steele Creek area below or the full map HERE.

Horizon Year 2025 (Existing and Committed in STIP)

  1. Improve Steele Creek Road/Hamilton Road intersection with turn lanes and bicycle and pedestrian accomodations.  
  2. Convert the intersection of Beam Road and Shopton Road to a roundabout with bicycle and pedestrian accomodations.
  3. Widen Steele Creek Road from I-485 to the South Carolina state line to 4 lanes with bicycle lanes and sidewalks.
  4. Extend West Boulevard from I-485 to Dixie River Road as a 4-lane road with a multi-use path.
Horizon Year 2035
  1. Extend Carowinds Boulevard west from South Tryon Street to Steele Creek Road by improving existing roadways and constructing new roadways. This will be a 2 lane roadway with median, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
  2. Widen I-77 from I-485 to I-277 (Belk Freeway) from 6 lanes to 10 lanes, including express lanes.
  3. Widen South Tryon Street from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from I-485 to Steele Creek Road, including a median and a multi-use path.
  4. Widen Westinghouse Boulevard from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from South Tryon Street to nations Ford Road, including a median, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
Horizon Year 2045
  1. Widen I-485 through Steele Creek from I-77 to I-85 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes, including express lanes.
  2. Widen South Tryon Street from Shopton Road to I-485 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes with median and multi-use path.
  3. Widen Steele Creek Road from I-485 north to the new Western Parkway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes with median, bike paths, and sidewalks.
  4. Build a new Western Parkway from Steele Creek Road to Billy Graham Parkway as a 4 lane road with a median and multi-use path.

There will be another opportunity for public input early in 2018. CRTPO is scheduled to adopt the 2045 MTP in March 2018.


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