Friday, 6 February 2015

1241 : Fly And Flesh And The Unfinished Story


Burdock Way cuts a swath through Halifax, sometimes flying high over the town, other times cutting deep into its flesh. Towards its western end it seems to peter out like an afterthought unsure as to whether to return to the sky or to skim the surface. What I never understood until I checked to see the date of the construction of the road (which was 1970-1973) was that only part of the original design was built; there was meant to be a whole third section that would eventually sweep to the south and the road to Huddersfield. It's taken me 45 years to discover that.

1 comment:

L. D. said...

We have so much room that they just keep building them bigger, wider as the traffic flow grows and swells. I remember as a kid when the interstates did not go across the state north and south nor east and west.