The N.C. Department of Transportation is making great strides in concert with the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Tryon International Equestrian Center on roadwork near the facility and U.S. 74.
“We are certainly moving forward,” District Engineer Steve Cannon said. “We had to relocate some utilities. From here on, a majority of the work will take place once those lines are removed. We anticipate finishing all the work this fall.”
Crews are constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Pea Ridge Road and U.S. 74. They are also realigning John Shehan Road and Pea Ridge Road to the edge of the TIEC property.
The roadways will remain open for travelers and visitors to and through the area. Such a project is a perfect fit for Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision for Transportation in North Carolina to enhance travel safety and better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities — including equestrian.