This presentation explores how a new road in Tsum, a high-altitude valley located in Nepal's Gorkha District, can alter socio-economic strategies and resource management for a borderland population. In autumn 2013, a bulldozer was flown into Tsum to clear ground for a road to connect the region with China and the Nepalese lowlands. The project is still underway, but when completed it will add to Nepal's expanding network of roads. According to nationally pro-development rhetoric, this north-south trade corridor will improve the livelihoods of the local community by linking spaces across borderlands. But what do villagers whose lives the road is intended to benefit think about the new pathway? Speculating how the road may possibly transform local livelihoods, an anthropologist and an architect began a joint research project on infrastructure interventions. They carried images to Tsum that visualize the future in order to allow interviewees to grasp a different kind of tomorrow. Conversations emphasized practices of mobility and the shifting of identities through altered geographies of movement. They also reflected the flow of cultural and economic resources through borderlands. Besides addressing the promises afforded and threats posed by the connectivity that comes with infrastructure expansions, this presentation aims to demonstrate that collaboration across disciplinary boundaries can help to develop new perspectives in the study of roads and mobility in areas of Highland Asia that were once considered remote and peripheral to centers of state power but are now in the focus for the enactment of national authority and territorial control.