The Public Works Administration (PWA) paid for pavement repair and other unspecified improvements to a long segment of Benning Road NE, from Minnesota Avenue to Central Avenue, between 1933 and 1934. The labor was very likely provided by Civil Works Administration (CWA) or other relief workers.
This was one of a group of road projects funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1933: “Among projects approved here are paving of Sixteenth street, Constitution Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Columbia Road, Foxhall Road, Good Hope Road, New Hampshire Avenue, Benning Road and Conduit Road, widening of E Street back of the White House and widening of Thirteenth Street” (Post 1933).
This roadwork is probably not discernible today, having been repaired and repaved since that time.
Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1934, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935, p. 39.
“District leads states in road work speed,” Washington Post, October 9, 1933, p. 13
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on January 11, 2020.
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