My article for the December 2021 issue of The Local is out now, this month on Marshall St and the inner city bypass. The article is titled “A very long road story” for three reasons.
- Marshall St (on early maps at least) is a very long straight road, stretching 5 km from Jesmond to Kotara.
- This story took a long time to come to fruition. I’ve had plans to write various versions of this story for over five years, before I completed it this year.
- With the construction of the final section of the inner city bypass to commence in 2022, as I researched the history of this project I was quite surprised to find how long ago the bypass was first announced – in 1945! When construction is completed in 2025 it will have been 80 years in progress, making it a very long road story indeed.