11/01/09 99 W, 1 I - + 9 - 17 The Politics of Buildings Roads and Rockslides Therein

Today's Asheville Citizen-Times has an interesting article on the politics behind the building of Interstate 40 through Pigeon River Gorge in Haywood County, where a massive rockslide has currently closed the roadway. There have been at least 10 such slides that have closed the road since 1972. The article details the politics behind the decisions that built the road, and even some of the geology of the region. There are a number of photo galleries, including aerial shots, and related articles about the rockslide. Check it out.

Lester Bishop/Citizen-Times photo

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