The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Unlike A-10C, most of this project runs parallel to Little Laurel Creek, a very nice trout stream that begins near Sams' Gap at the Tennessee State Line. The fill slopes often reached very close to the stream, making it difficult to find room for erosion control measures. This is one silt basin built literally on the bank of Little Laurel Creek; the trout stream is just past the dark line of silt fence behind the silt basin. Despite rain and snow runoff from the project, Little Laurel Creek was running clear when this picture was taken in February 1999.



 John Lansford
21 March 1999