Watauga County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Watauga County and the Towns of Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, and Seven Devils working in coordination with the High Country Council of Governments, and NCDOT’s Transportation Planning Branch have been working since September, 2010 to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) for Watauga County. A steering committee comprised of planning staff and elected officials from the county and municipal governments along with representatives from ASU, AppalCART, the Blue Ridge Conservancy, Chamber or Commerce, and NCDOT developed the draft reccomendations for the plan.   During the CTP process, the county’s future transportation network was studied to determine future deficiencies and recommended improvements.

Comprehensive Transportation Plans are comprised of the following:

  • 1) They are multimodal and are consist of four maps:
    Highway (Broken into categories: Freeways, Expressways, Boulevards, Other Major Thoroughfares and Minor Thoroughfares (Based on how a facility functions)
    Public Transportation and Rail
  • 2) They provide recommendations which include:
    Review of existing conditions and facilities, identification of what needs improvement, and the type of improvements

There will also be a public workshop on November 8, 2012 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the High Country Council of Governments, 468 New Market Blvd in Boone, for those who wish to submit comments at that time.After reviewing the draft plan, please submit comments by completing a short survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/WataugaCountyCTPRec .   Comments may be submitted until November 13, 2012.


Please submit any questions to:

David Graham                                                    Cooper Sellers
dgraham@regiond.org                                       dcsellers1@ncdot.gov
828-265-5434 ext 135                                         919-70-09787


Watauga CTP Draft Report


Problem Statements/Recommendations

Highway Element Map

Highway Element Map Inset

Public Transportation Map

Public Transportation Map Inset

Bicycle Map

Bicycle Map Inset

Pedestrian Map

Pedestrian Map Inset B

Pedestrian Map Inset C


Background Data

2010 Deficiencies Map

2010 Deficiencies Map Inset

2040 Deficiencies Map

2040 Deficiencies Map Inset

Watauga Resource 2010 VC Map 01 With Theoretical Bypass

Watauga Resource 2010 VC Map 02 With Theoretical Bypass

Watauga Resource 2040 VC Map 01 With Theoretical Bypass

Watauga Resource 2040 VC Map 02 With Theoretical Bypass