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NCDOT to close some area road crossings for WEG event on Sept. 12

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.

Download map of crossings involved in Sept. 12 event

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

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