The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


For travellers entering North Carolina from Tennessee once I-26 is opened, this will be the scene directly in front of them. This cut is Area #10 and is larger than Beaucatcher Cut on I-240 in Asheville. When done it will be about 220' deep. Area #9 will be visible directly behind it to the south once it's complete. Compare this picture with the second image under the heading GRAPHICS and see how much more work has to be completed. A truck information station will be built in the foreground of this picture to provide truckers advanced warning of the difficult terrain they'll be driving on, get any advisories, and find out if any of the three escape ramps are in operation. Photo taken in January 2000.



 John Lansford
30 January 2000