Underpass, Part 2
En route to your favorite burger.
The disappointment was real, and resurfaced month after month.
In March, 2021, I wrote: “The Safford Street Underpass may not at first ring any bells, geographic or artistic, unless you live in South Royalton VT. It’s a craggy old railroad underpass with scuffed and faded remnants of an old mural . . . But even if you’re not a town resident, chances are you’ve driven through the underpass—on your way to and from SoRo’s culinary mecca, The Worthy Burger.”
Over the past year-plus on monthly visits to SoRo, I have checked the progress of the underpass’s refurbishment Saddened each and every time. Nothing had changed. I’d mourn aloud to my husband as we steered past the tunnel opening.
But wait, this just in from the Town of Royalton, with a glimpse of what lies in store. Progress! Disappointed no more.
(Photo credit, top: Susan B. Apel. To read the original post, with more info about the artists and what they envision for this project, please click here.)
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Susan B. Apel shuttered a lifelong career as a law professor to continue an interest (since kindergarten) in writing. Her freelance business, The Next Word, includes literary and feature writing; her work has appeared in a variety of lit mags and other publications including Art New England, The Woven Tale Press, The Arts Fuse, and Persimmon Tree. She connects with her neighbors through Artful, her blog about arts and culture in the Upper Valley. She’s in love with the written word.