Benning Road SE Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) made improvements to Benning Road SE in Washington DC, from Central Avenue to Hillside Avenue.

This dirt road was given an improved surface: “Old material from replacement jobs is hauled to the [site], broken by hand, and then rolled. After rolling, the pavement is treated with a bituminous material.”

Note: The DC Government annual report credits this work to the Public Works Administration (PWA), but based on previous reports of similar work, and particular wording used, for example, “Public Administration forces,” we believe that this project was more likely carried out by the Work Division of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1935, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935, pp. 62-63.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on May 27, 2020.

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Location Info


Benning Road SE and Central Avenue
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.8910512, -76.938534

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