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Title Contractor Finishes Seven-Mile Section of Parkway This Week (Page 1 of 2)
Date November 12, 1942
Description This article announces the end of the construction of section 2Y. It recaps the main features of the section and the main hurdles the contractor had to face to build three tunnels and move 750,00 yards of rock and dirt. It explains how the shortages of material due to the war has forced the contractor to adapt its road building techniques because trucks, gasoline and tires were not available in sufficient quantity. The article also points to the fact that even if the job is finished, heavy equipment remains to be dealt with in the area.

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Location Location Name: Section 2Y
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.509889
Longitude: -83.179167
Creator Organization Waynesville Mountaineer
Tags Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Road construction
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill