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County Set to Rename a Portion of Dixie River Road This Week

(June 18, 2011) The Mecklenburg County Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed renaming of a portion of Dixie River Road and Sandhaven Way to Shopton Road at its regular meeting this Tuesday. (See Agenda, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, June 21, 2011.)

The agenda item includes the following background statement: "Due to the Charlotte Department of Transportationís Dixie River Road alignment project, Dixie River Road is being extended from its current intersection with Dixie River Road and Sandhaven Way, south to Steele Creek Road. Currently, Dixie River Road turns at this intersection, crosses I-485, and intersects Steele Creek Road, opposite Shopton Road. The proposal is to rename the existing East-West portion of the current Dixie River Road and all the existing Sandhaven Way to Shopton Road."

The Commission likely will approve the name change on Tuesday, immediately after closing the public hearing. The County Commission is responsible for the renaming because the entire length of the roads to be renamed are outside the Charlotte corporate limits.

Dixie River Road was realigned at Steele Creek Road from its location at the current site of the CVS Pharmacy to line up with Shopton Road. Once the new Dixie River Road is open, Shopton Road would be the most appropriate name for the old section. 

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Dixie River Road is this Friday, June 24 at 10:00 AM. (See Steele Creek Road Realignment Ribbon-Cutting is June 24.)

Renaming of Dixie River Road

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