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NC DOT Calling For Public Input From Yancey County

U.S. 19 in Yancey County.

The North Carolina Department of Public Transportation is asking the people of Yancey County to weigh in on the future of the county's transpotation.


Yancey County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, which was last released in 2008. The plan will map out what transportation will look like in the county for the next 30 years, according to NC DOT. 

The plan is being developed by NC DOT, local governments, the High Country Rural Planning Organization, and a local stakeholder Steering Committee. Soon the group will be asking for public comment. 

A public survey will open up on July 13. The deadline for comment is August 14. 

Here is the link to the survey.

Paper copies of the survey are available at the following locations: 

  • Burnsville Post Office – 670 W. Main Street Burnsville NC 28714

  • Yancey County Meals on Wheels – 503 Medical Campus Dr. Burnsville NC 28714

  • Chamber of Commerce – 106 W. Main St. Burnsville NC 28714

  • Blue Ridge Elementary School – 910 Cane River School Rd. Burnsville NC 28714

  • East Yancey Middle School – 285 Georges Fork Rd. Burnsville NC 28714

  • TRACTOR Food and Farms – 54 Ferguson Hill Rd. Suite A Burnsville NC 28714

  • Yancey County Public Library – 321 School Circle Burnsville NC 28714

Completed paper copies of the survey can be dropped off in a drop box at the Yancey County Courthouse building located at 110 Town Square, Burnsville NC, 28714 or at Burnsville Town Hall located at 2 Town Square, Burnsville NC, 28714. Surveys may also be mailed to the High Country Council of Governments at 468 New Market Blvd. Boone, NC 28607. 
If you have any questions regarding the survey or would like to request a copy of the survey, please contact David Graham, Transportation Planner at dgraham@hccog.org.


Lilly Knoepp is Senior Regional Reporter for Blue Ridge Public Radio. She has served as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina since 2018. She is from Franklin, NC. She returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.
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