The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


View of the large cut just to the south of Buckner Gap on project A-10C. Most of the blasting is taking place in this area; the vertical cut to the right of center is about 75' high and was removed a few days after this picture was taken. Just barely visible as a bump above the ridge is one of the rigs drilling holes for the explosives. Over to the left and above the ridge is the beginnings of the completed cut slope; from the top of that finished slope down to the haul road is about 250'. The excavation has to still go down about 230' more in this area.



 John Lansford
13 September 1998