STEELE CREEK NEWS
Period Open for Metropolitan Transportation Plan
(July 24, 2017) The
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, or CRTPO,
is accepting comments to its
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
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
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:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
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
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
Horizon Year 2025 (Existing
and Committed in STIP)
Convert the intersection of Beam Road and Shopton
Road to a roundabout with bicycle and pedestrian accomodations.
Widen Steele Creek Road from I-485 to the South Carolina
state line to 4 lanes with bicycle lanes and sidewalks.
Extend West Boulevard from I-485 to Dixie River Road as a 4-lane
road with a multi-use path.
Horizon Year 2035
- Improve Steele Creek Road/Hamilton Road intersection with
turn lanes and bicycle and pedestrian accomodations.
Horizon Year 2045
- 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.
- Widen I-77 from I-485 to I-277 (Belk Freeway) from 6
lanes to 10 lanes, including express lanes.
- 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.
- Widen Westinghouse Boulevard from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from
South Tryon Street to nations Ford Road, including
a median, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
Widen South Tryon Street from Shopton Road to I-485 from 4
lanes to 6 lanes with median and multi-use path.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.
Build a new Western Parkway from Steele Creek Road to Billy
Graham Parkway as a 4 lane road with a median and multi-use
- Widen I-485 through Steele Creek
from I-77 to I-85 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes, including express
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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