The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


The rock buttress under construction just north of the proposed welcome center. All the undercut material has been removed and replaced with rock, and now the buttress begins taking shape to support the interstate. The benches cut in the soil are still visible, but will eventually be covered by the buttress. The big slope is created from only rock blasted out of the big cuts on the project and just dumped in place. Once the proper size and elevation is reached, 4' of soil will be layered over the outer edges to plant vegetation and cover the naked rock slopes. Photo taken February 1999.



 John Lansford
21 March 1999