Allegheny River Road Paving – Oakmont / Verona PA

Description

Pittsburgh’s then-new Allegheny River Road (as extended through Oakmont and Verona) was one road paved as part of New Deal efforts: the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $212,472 grant for one Allegheny County highway improvement project undertaken in 1937, whose total cost was $466,667. PWA Docket No. PA [W]1366

STEEL: “Unstated tonnage, construction of county road, Oakmont-Verona boroughs, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania; estimated cost, $472,160. Federal allotment of $212,472 granted.”

Pittsburgh Press: “Among the six miles of roads to be paved by PWA are the Allegheny River Blvd. extension, Ingomar Road, Buttermilk Hollow Rd., General Logan Blvd. to South Park, and part of the Ohio River Boulevard through Haysville and Glenfield.”

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 33.

STEEL: PRODUCTION • PROCESSING • DISTRIBUTION • USE, November 2, 1936, Volume 99 - No. 18: http://delibra.bg.polsl.pl/Content/16016/no18.pdf (accessed Mar. 2018)

The Pittsburgh Press, Sunday, June 13, 1937, page 7: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/146918721/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 17, 2018.

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Location Info


Allegheny River Road
Verona, PA

Coordinates: 40.510458, -79.843161

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