The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This construction vehicle combo is engaged in covering up the rock buttress slope with soil. During design we noticed that TNDOT had built rock buttresses on their side of the state line and had not tried to cover them with soil. The resulting bright grey rock slope was visible for miles and contrasted greatly with the surrounding environment. By placing a thin layer of soil (4') over the rock buttresses and embankments, we hope to help blend the project into the surrounding area more and get vegetation to grow faster along the slopes. Photo taken in November 1999.



 John Lansford
26 November 1999