The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Up where the trees are, above the newly graded cut slope, will be the scenic overlook for the westbound lanes of I-26. A parking lot for cars only will allow motorists to stop and walk up a path to the overlook, which will provide scenic views of the Black Mountains and Mt. Mitchell to the east. The overlook is about 20' higher than the interstate at this location and is right across from the second truck escape ramp, which might make an interesting vantage point at times, too. Photo taken in November 1999.



 John Lansford
26 November 1999