The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Parts of A-10D were extremely confined due to the presence of Little Laurel Creek and US 23 to the east and a steep ridge to the west. In some places there was so little room that Little Laurel Creek was in danger of being piped or channelized due to the fill burying the stream. Instead of doing this, however, rock embankments were called for in some locations. The grey area is the start of one of those rock embankments, which has a steeper slope than the typical soil embankment. US 23 can be seen on the left, and Little Laurel Creek is just to the right of US 23. Photo taken in October 1999.



 John Lansford
16 October 1999