The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This is a view of relocated US 23 as it crosses Sams' Gap. The aggregate has been placed and the pavement will be put down soon. The Appalachian Trail currently comes down the driveway on the left side that leads up to a cemetary on top of the ridge. When the road is finished, hikers will cross underneath the interstate at the US 23 bridge and then up the slope on the far side of the road. No access between US 23 and the interstate will be allowed once the construction is completed. Photo taken in June 2001.



John Lansford
7 July 2001