BR-23-09: U.S. Route 19/460 (Governor George C. Peery Highway/Trail of the Lonesome Pine)

BR-23-09 Overview Map

Route 637 (Limestone Road) to West of Route 637 (Pounding Mill Branch Road)


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements along U.S. Route 19/460 (Governor George C. Peery Hwy./Trail of the Lonesome Pine) between Route 637 (Limestone Rd.) and west of Route 637 (Pounding Mill Branch Rd.) in Tazewell County is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the U.S. Route 19/460 (Governor George C. Peery Highway/Trail of the Lonesome Pine) corridor within Tazewell County. This study will focus on improving roadway safety and preserving the capacity of the corridor. The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for SMART SCALE Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.

Study Partners

  • Tazewell County
  • Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission
  • VHB

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Blake Ailor and Samantha Farmer

Lead Consultant: Chris Daily


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy

Last updated: May 16, 2024

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