Circumferential Highway

Location: Essex
Historical Category: Transportation History
Video Date: 03/04/2021

Ultimately only partially completed, the Circumferential Highway was originally conceived in the 1950s as part of a larger interstate system plan to help move people in and around Burlington. One of the big drivers for this highway was IBM coming to Vermont, which for many years was one of the biggest employers in the state.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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