US Highway 19E is main corridor that runs through Yancey County, connecting to I-26 to west (approx. 15 miles) and is considered a strategic east-west corridor from Asheville to Boone on northeast. From Burnsville, US Hwy. 19E is a new four lane divided highway currently under construction by NC Department of Transportation, with Phase I and Phase II (approx. 13.5 miles) scheduled for completion in October 2012. Phase III through Burnsville to approx. 4 miles east is under construction with scheduled completion to be approximately 2014. Phase IV continuation to Spruce Pine has right-of-way acquisition in progress with start date estimated in 2014.


US Highway 19-E via Interstate 26 and Interstate 40, offers great proximity to Johnson City, Spartanburg, Greenville and Hickory as well as, larger metropolitan markets like Charlotte, Atlanta, NC Triad (Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point) and Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill).

Shipping & Distribution

More than 100 long-haul trucking firms are accessible within a 100 mile radius of Yancey County. Full truckload service is available from Yancey County to anywhere in the nation within 4 days. Package Delivery is available through a variety of vendors including United States Postal Service, UPS and Fed Ex.


  • Asheville Regional Airport is approximately 50 miles or 1 hour drive from Burnsville. This airport is served by major airlines such as US Airways, Delta, Continential
  • Tri-Cities Airport (Johnson City, Tennessee) is located approximately 55 miles from Burnsville or approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive. It is served by several major airlines. (google distance?)
  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is located approximately 125 miles from Burnsville or 2.5 hours drive. This airport is served by domestic, regional and international carriers.