The City of Charlotte implemented these two
congestion mitigation projects to alleviate congestion at the intersections of
Steele Creek Road/Shopton Road West and Steele Creek Road/Sam Neely Road in the
interim of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) NC160 Widening
project. The City of Charlotte recognized the opportunity to design a
low-budget concept to allow the projects to get on the ground faster and reduce
traffic congestion for residents and commuters in the area. These two projects
are not part of NCDOT’s NC160 project, and NCDOT will build upon these two
projects when the NC160 project plans to hit ground in 2027.
A right turn lane
will be added at the intersection of Steele Creek Road and Sam Neely Road. An
additional northbound thru lane will be added at the intersection of Shopton Road West and Steele
Creek Road, and a new left turn lane will be installed at Riverdale Drive and Steele Creek Road.