Williston: A Snap-Shot of Magnitude

One of the facets of the Landscape Change Program has been a focus on the Interstate and how its construction has affected Vermont. This photograph shows Hinesburg Road in Williston going over I-89 in 1962 during construction as well as the same stretch 50 years later. For more information or to download these photos please click on the photograph.

The overwhelming presence of trucks and machinery parked near the overpass in 1962 gives the observer an idea of the large amount of resources that must have gone into the construction of even a small portion of the interstate. After seeing many of these images of interstate construction sometimes when I hop onto I-89 or I-91 I imagine a ghostly river of trucks, cranes, machinery and workers marching forward inch by inch, paving the way for a new era in Vermont transportation.