The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Looking south toward Buckner Gap, the excavation along the ridge has begun. This area was known as Area 4 initially, but after most of the project was moved out of this cut, the size of the cut was reduced to just a sliver excavation. It still travels all the way up to the top of the ridge due to the instability of the material; a flat slope was needed to make sure landslides didn't occur later on. Photo taken in August 2000.



John Lansford
10 Septemper 2000