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New Intersections on Steele Creek Road Approved and Funded but not Scheduled

(December 18, 2006) The traffic signal at Shopton Road West and Steele Creek Road is a temporary solution to a major traffic problem. This "Y" intersection will be moved south and changed to a "T" alignment. Additionally, Dixie River Road will be rerouted through the new Berewick Development and connect to Steele Creek Road just north of the current Steele Creek Masonic Temple.

This realignment required revision of the Dixie-Berryhill Thoroughfare Plan, which had to be approved by the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO). MUMPO approved the revision at its November 15 meeting.

Use this link to see a PDF version of the map: Dixie River Road & Shopton Road West Thoroughfare Plan Amendment. Also see the MUMPO Web Site.

The project was partially funded City of Charlotte Transportation Bonds approved in 2004 and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. An additional $5 million was allocated from the 2006 Charlotte Transportation bonds approved by voters last month. The project is now fully funded.

The public portion of the project includes realignment of Shopton Road West and construction of a new Dixie River Road from Steele Creek Road west to the property line of the new Berewick development. Pappas Properties, developer of Berewick, will construct the portion of the new road that will run through Berewick.

Pappas Properties changed the master plan for Berewick earlier this year to place their Town Center along Steele Creek Road between the new Dixie River Road and Shopton Road West. The Steele Creek Masonic Temple will move to a site across from the Steele Creek Library, and the Steele Creek Baptist Church will move to a site within Berewick. See Road Changes Cause Changes to Berewick Master Plan.

Originally, design and right-of-way acquisition was scheduled to occur in 2006 and construction would continue through the end of 2007. Since the realignment has just recently been approved, the project is behind schedule. The new schedule has not yet been finalized.  The City of Charlotte will update the public on schedule changes through future newsletters or postcards. For more information se the City of Charlotte Department of Engineering and Property Management's Dixie River Road Realignment web page.

Construction of the new Dixie River Road through Berewick should occur at about the same time as the construction of the public portion of the project.

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