STEELE CREEK NEWS
at Berewick Town Center are Ready to Begin
2010) At the Steele Creek Residents Association meeting last month,
DerreI Poole, Project Manager with the Charlotte Department of
Engineering, presented the final design plans for construction of
the New Dixie River Road and the straightening Steele Creek Road at
the Berewick Town Center.
Steele Creek Road
will be widened to at least four lanes from Shopton Road West up to
the current four-lane section near I-485. The sharp curve will be
straightened, with the eastern edge of the new road following the
edge of the area cleared last year for the Southwest Water Main
project. It also will be widened for a short distance south of its
current intersection with Shopton Road West to allow the addition of
a left turn lane onto Shopton Road West.
The new segment of
Dixie River Road will run between Steele Creek Road and the existing
Dixie River Road near the new Lighthouse Church.
Construction of both
projects should begin in April and extend through the end of the
year. The goal is to have both open by January 1, 2011.
The work has been
planned to keep Steele Creek Road open to traffic throughout
construction, however periods of short delay may occur from time to
Construction of the
realigned segment of Shopton Road West (from Steele Creek Road to
Cory Brett Lane) is now complete and landscaping is underway.
Construction of the 48-inch diameter water main along Steele Creek
Road is also complete.
These projects are
being financed primarily by transportation bonds approved by
Charlotte voters in 2004, Planning began well before this stretch of
Steele Creek Road and much of Berewick was annexed by Charlotte in
2009. Most of the new Dixie River Road is actually outside the
Charlotte city limits.
The Berewick Town
Center will be located between the new Dixie River Road and Shopton
Road West. See
Berewick Master Plan.
For more information, visit the
Dixie River Road Project web page, or contact DerreI
Poole at 704-353-1794 or
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