The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


At the north end of A-10D is a cut about 250' in depth. It wasn't quite as rocky as the ones further south, but there was enough rock in it to require some form of physical barrier to keep rocks from making it out onto the roadway. This barrier is a larger, thicker version of the standard concrete bridge railing and was cast in place. Another barrier is on the other side of the roadway in this area. The black material is a filler between the joints to allow expansion and contraction. Sams' Gap is visible to the right. The grey material on the graded area is aggregate put down by the contractor. The asphalt base and concrete pavement will be put down on a later contract. Photo taken in June 2001.



John Lansford
7 July 2001