JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County is warning residents that sporting events will impact area parks and roadways this weekend.
The county noted the Patriots Olympic and Patriots Sprint Triathlons will take place this weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 — and as a result, motorists may encounter delays along Jamestown Road, Greensprings Road and Route 5.
Several county parks and trails will also be impacted by the event, it said. The cycling, running and swimming events will be held at Jamestown Beach Event Park, along Greensprings Interpretive Trail, Powhatan Creek Trail and the Virginia Capital Trail from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
At Jamestown Beach, the beachfront, off-leash dog area, and trails will remain open during the event, however, beach visitors and trail users should expect heavy swimming, cycling, and running traffic, the county warned, adding visitors should be alert for race participants passing, use caution, follow traffic signs and watch for pedestrians and event participants.
More information about the event can be found on its webpage.