The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Another view of the escape ramp construction, this time looking south. The escape ramp is over 1000' long and has 3' of pea gravel to stop runaway trucks. It is so long because the escape ramp slopes downward, and since gravity is working against the resistance created by the pea gravel, it has to be longer than normal. Note the way the clouds are lowering over the mountains in the background; it began raining shortly after this picture was taken. Photo taken in April 2001.



John Lansford
28 April 2001