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The idea for a road connecting Tellico Plains, Tennessee to Robbinsville, North Carolina originated in 1958; however, it would take another thirty-eight years and $100 million to complete the forty-two-mile Cherohala Skyway. It was completed October 2, 1996 and was the most expensive road project ever undertaken in the state. The road is a marvel of engineering and was constructed over an area once considered impassable.
A planned extension of I-26 begins in Charleston, South Carolina and ends in Asheville, North Carolina. The project has angered environmentalists but much of the region’s business community anticipates and interstate that links western North Carolina to the Ohio Valley and industrial Midwest. This article examines the pros and cons of the expansion.