Autoroute 35, is a proposed span of highway that will connect Interstate-89 in Vermont to the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. It is estimated to be completed as soon as 2017. Currently, those traveling across the U.S.-Canadian border through Vermont to Montreal must drive the two-lane Route 133 until Route 35 which begins in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This proposed project would save drivers around 10-20 minutes in their journey to Montreal and would relocate truck drivers away from small towns along Route 133. Seven Days decided to travel along Route 133 to look at the iconic attractions Vermonters have driven by for years and to see what we might miss with the new highway.
Many of these images were originally published in Seven Days, June 11, 2014.