STEELE CREEK NEWS
Steele Creek Road Widening Likely in May
(November 17, 2010)
Most of the asphalt for the new Dixie River Road next to Berewick
has been laid, but much work remains on the new alignment of Steele
There are two hold
ups, according to the city engineer in charge of the project. The
first is that the old utility poles along Steele Creek road have not
been removed. The relocation of the utility lines and the removal of
the poles must happen before the southbound lanes of the new Steele
Creek Road can be graded and constructed.
The second hold up is
the weather. Paving generally cannot occur after October and before
March due to cold temperatures.
Paving likely will
resume in March 2011 and completion of the new roadways (including a
final layer on the new Dixie River Road), sidewalks, and traffic
signals should occur in May 2011. Once the new Dixie River Road is
opened, the old section of Dixie River Road will be renamed Shopton
The final step will
be landscaping, which will occur in fall 2011.
Folks who have been
waiting years for improvements to Steele creek Road and the
elimination of the sharp curve at Shopton Road West should be
pleased with the new roads when they are completed.
information, see the
Dixie River Road Realignment web page.
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