Places in Middle-earth
East Road from the Morannon, The
Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways
Location: A partially-built road leading east from the Morannon.
Description: ... at this period [during the Wars with the Wainriders] the Morannon was still in the control of Gondor, and the two Watchtowers east and west of it ... were still manned. The road through Ithilien was still in full repair as far as the Morannon; and there it met a road going north ... and another going east along the line of Ered Lithui. [Neither of these roads is marked on the maps to the Lord of the Rings.] The eastward road extended to a point north of the site of Barad-dûr; it had never been completed further, and what had been made was now long neglected. Nonetheless its first fifty miles, which had once been fully constructed, greatly speeded the Wainriders' approach.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: Notes, Note 15
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 19Jul04