Steele Creek Road

  • Project typeTransportation
  • Project budget$1.570 million (funded through the South Charlotte Reinvestment Program and the Congestion Mitigation Program)
  • Project phaseBid

 Part of the Congestion Mitigation Program


  • Steele Creek Road at Shopton Road West Intersection - COMPLETE (Project Cost: $800,000)
  • Steele Creek Road at Sam Neely Road Intersection (Project Cost: $770,000)

Project Overview

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.

Project Goals

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

Public Involvement

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