What I found was an almost unimaginable amount of dirt and rock that has to be moved from hills and mountains to valleys on a raised roadbed allowing rivers, streams, and farm-to-market access below the highway’s surface.

Glance through the photos and you will notice the northbound lane(s) are being completed first. The southbound lane is gradually being graded to allow construction crews and equipment to access various segments.

story by: Gary W. Wietgrefe