The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This is the west side of Buckner Gap, showing the start of the rock cut. The soil excavation has been completed and the rock removal is now beginning. This rock cut is only about 30' high so far; when completed, Buckner Gap will have a notch cut into it about 400' deep, with most of that cut in rock. This cut is at a 1:1 slope on this side; the east side will be at a 0.5:1 slope. Photo taken in October 1999.



 John Lansford
16 October 1999