Construction to begin on upper section of 19E

From Staff Reports

   The funding is available to complete the widening of Hwy. 19E past the Roan Highlands Nursing Home up to Buck Creek. This week the Department of Transportation (DOT) notified State Rep. Ralph Cole (R-Elizabethton) that construction on the upper section of the highway will begin within two weeks.
   According to the DOT, the construction of three lanes on the section of Hwy. 19E that passes Cloudland Elementary School is nearly completed. The department has stated that the funding is available to extend the freeway to Buck Creek Road.