A number of Polk County roads will be periodically closed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on Wednesday, Sept. 12 during the endurance competition at the World Equestrian Games.
The 100-mile event will begin at 7 a.m. on the 12th, with competitors riding a trail that encompasses a number of private properties throughout the area. Riders will need, at times, to cross public roadways, necessitating the temporary closures by the NCDOT.
Road closures will occur only on the 12th beginning at 6 a.m. and last until 8 p.m. Drivers in the area should expect delays throughout the day on the roads involved in the crossings. Roads will be closed as competitors need to use the crossing.
Riders in the event will begin and end their 100-mile competition at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring.
Polk County Local Government is offering a text messaging system for alerts throughout the Games. Those interested can sign up for those text message alerts by texting WEG2018 to 888777. The alerts will be available during the entire Games, which run Sept. 11-23.
List of crossing points / road closures
(List subject to change)
|South Trail (NC)||Longitude||Latitude||Description|
|Sandy Plains Road-1||82° 3’43.39″W||35°15’45.82″N||Crossing Road to use enterance of Over Mtn. View.|
|Floyd Blackwell Road||82° 3’11.07″W||35°14’55.69″N||Shoulder of Floyd Blackwell Road to South Greenway|
|South Greenway||82° 4’12.36″W||35°14’27.26″N||Crossing Road to Pine Meadows Drive|
|Pine Meadows Ln||82° 4’30.16″W||35°14’27.68″N||0.27 miles down Lane|
|NC Hwy 9-1||82° 4’9.06″W||35°13’48.05″N||Crossing Road|
|John Weaver Road||82° 4’4.02″W||35°13’31.00″N||Crossing Road and use South shoulder to Edwards Road (0.95 miles)|
|Edwards Road||82° 4’50.26″W||35°12’59.61″N||Cross Road|
|Collinsville Road-1||82° 5’8.13″W||35°12’51.15″N||Next Crossing approx. 0.40 miles south on Collinsville|
|Collinsville Road-2||82° 5’27.84″W||35°12’37.41″N||Cross Road|
|Phillips Road||82° 5’13.79″W||35°12’2.63″N||Cross Road on shoulder of S. Phillips|
|S. Phillips Road||82° 5’24.23″W||35°12’37.41″N||Use south shoulder of S. Phillips approx. 1.27 miles|
|Jackson Grove Road||82° 6’29.46″W||35°11’34.25″N||Cross Road at NC/SC State line|
|Collinsville Rd./Hickory Grove Rd.||82° 6’14.16″W||35°12’36.34″N||Cross Road at intersection, stay east of Hickory Grove Rd.|
|Stirrup Downs Lane||82° 5’32.18″W||35°13’50.84″N||Enter end of Stirrup Downs Lane, stay on gravel road 0.75 miles to NC Hwy 9 crossing.|
|Stirrup Downs Lane/NC Hwy 9||82° 4’54.88″W||35°14’7.50″N||Cross NC Hwy 9.|
|Sandy Plains Road-2||82° 4’6.01″W||35°15’32.67″N||Cross Road|
|North Trail (NC)|
|Sandy Plains Road- 3||82° 2’21.93″W||35°16’10.68″N||Cross Road into The Cliffs development|
|Coxe Road-1||82° 1’55.31″W||35°16’6.21″N|
|John Watson Road-1||82° 0’42.18″W||35°15’57.19″N||Cross Road to trail|
|John Watson Road-2||82° 0’12.74″W||35°15’38.43″N||Cross Road to trail|
|John Watson Road-3||82° 0’12.73″W||35°15’26.60″N||Cross Road to trail|
|Solen Williams Road||82° 0’48.62″W||35°14’39.47″N||Cross Road to trail|
|Coxe Road-2||82° 1’56.17″W||35°15’6.52″N||Cross Road|
|Phillips Dairy Road-1||82° 2’2.06″W||35°15’33.72″N||Intersection, stay on shoulder of Phillips Dairy Road|
|Phillips Dairy Road-2||82° 2’17.00″W||35°15’24.41″N|
|Meadow Crest Road-1||82° 2’59.28″W||35°15’41.90″N||Turns on Meadow Crest Road at intersection, follows shoulder 0.14 miles.|
|Meadow Crest Road-2||82° 2’53.80″W||35°15’48.06″N|
|Sandy Plains Road-3||82° 3’13.92″W||35°16’12.67″N||Cross Road to TIEC property|
|Silo Road (SC)||82° 5’25.86″W||35°11’24.01″N||Stay on Silo Road 0.05 miles|