The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Far to the right is Sams' Gap and the Tennessee State Line, where the A-10 projects connect to the already completed four lane freeway TNDOT has built. The Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge on the right side of the photo as well. Rock Cut #10 construction is just beginning; when completed it will be nearly 280' deep. Rock Cut #9 is a side hill cut that is over 200' deep as well. Little Laurel Creek begins at Sams' Gap and runs next to US 23 in this photo. Photo taken in May 1999 by the Photogrammetry Unit.


John Lansford
30 May 1999