Tailbacks in time, East Anglia

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This article explores the braiding of timelines and timespans in roadworks along the A14, a major road in east England. Superimposed on a Roman road and skirting the subsiding Fens, recent construction reveals the conditions of a very different environmental past. Attention to the time-depth of the terrain beneath the A14 reminds us that the landscape is not a static container onto which we can project certainty, but exists in flux. This is a road being built for a future whose environmental conditions may be substantially different to those of the present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2019


  • Time
  • Infrastructure
  • Roads
  • Landscape
  • East Anglia


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