Congestion Mitigation - Steele Creek Road

​Part of Charlotte Department of Transportation's Congestion Mitigation Program

  • Steele Creek Road at Shopton Road West Project

  • Steele Creek Road at Sam Neely Road Project

Project phase


 Project updates

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.

​To improve safety and reduce congestion at key intersections along Steele Creek Road

​The project team will keep residents and other stakeholders informed of project progress through mailings and website updates. 

​$800,000 - Steele Creek Road and Shopton Road West intersection
$770,000 - Steele Creek Road at Sam Neely Road intersection

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


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​Active projects in the Congestion Mitigation Program