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WNC Transportation is a new and permanent feature from Carolina Public Press offering road, public transportation, sidewalk, bike and greenway information for each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. It also includes information on road and highway planning organizations — the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) — for your county.
This resource list for Polk County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Call two business days in advance to schedule your appointment. Call five days in advance for out-of-county appointments.
If the road is maintained and owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation at 828-894-8980.
If the road is owned by the town of Columbus, call Columbus’s public works department at 828-894-8236
If the road is owned by the city of Saluda, call Saluda’s public works department at 828-749-2581.
If the road is owned by the town of Tryon, call 828-859-6654.
Road and Highway Planning
The Isothermal Rural Planning Organization is the authority in planning transportation for Polk County.
Contact Karyl Fuller at 828-287-2281 or email her at email@example.com to see how you can get involved.
The NCDOT Division 14 is also involved with the planning and development of transportation projects in Polk County.
Steve Cannon, district engineer
Polk County Recreation Department