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 Yancey County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at info@carolinapublicpress.org.

Public Transit

Yancey County Transportation Authority
115 Mitchell Branch Road, Room 1
Burnsville, NC  28714
Phone: 828-682-6144

Hours of service: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Lynn Austin
Email: laustin@yanceycountync.gov

Road Repairs

If the road is managed or owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation at 828-649-2222.

If the road is owned by the town of Burnsville, call Burnsville’s Public Works Department at 828-682-2420.

Road and Highway Planning

High Country Council of Governments

David Graham, transportation planner
Phone: 828-265-5434, ext. 135
Email: dgraham@regiond.org

The NCDOT Division 13 is also involved with the planning and development of transportation projects in Yancey County.

Chad E. Brandy, district engineer
Phone: 828-298-2741
Email: cebrandy@ncdot.gov


Yancey County Parks and Recreation
114 Mitchell Branch Road
Burnsville, NC  28714
Phone: 828-682-6381

Russ Fox, recreation director

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Chase Erickson is a former intern at Carolina Public Press.

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