The Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved a segment of Branch Avenue SE, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Randall Circle.
This WPA project was described as follows: “This project requires heavy grading and eventual temporary roadway treatment. At the present time, grading has been completed to the extent of 40 percent. When completed, it will join with the permanently improved portion of Branch Avenue, south of Pennsylvania Avenue and this will form a direct route into southern Maryland. In connection with this project, the construction of a culvert under this roadway was approved. During a severe rainstorm, which occurred this summer, the old culvert under Anacostia Road blew out. This culvert forms a continuation of the culvert under Branch Avenue, practically, and its reconstruction under Work Projects Administration has been approved. Culvert work is now 60 percent complete.”
Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1940, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941, p. 88.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 14, 2020.
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