Connection of the north end of Steamboat Drive and Dorothy Jeanne Street.
Why is It Important?
Steamboat Drive extends north of Wedington Drive just west of the I-49 interchange and ends at the north end of the commercial district. Dorothy Jeanne is an east-west street that connects to Shiloh Drive.
When the I-49 and Wedington Drive interchange improvement are completed (work scheduled to begin in early 2020), Shiloh Drive will be converted to a right-in right-out only intersection, and the signalization at that intersection will be removed. Steamboat Drive will be signalized and will allow for full entrance and exit movements to the commercial area. Extending Steamboat to Dorothy Jeanne will connect Shiloh Drive and Steamboat Drive, providing better access and connectivity for the entire shopping and hotel area.
What is the Current Status?
Construction began July 13, 2020. Utility relocations are nearing completion and earthwork has begun.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction should be completed by February 2021.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.