Broad Branch Road NW Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved a segment of Broad Branch Road NW, from Twenty-seventh Street to Grant Road.

This was a “roadside beautification” project, described as follows: “Inspection of this project from time to time showed that, due to heavy rains, the banks on the branch side of this road were washing and scoring. So that in addition to seeding and shrubbery planting, numerous concrete spillways were constructed on the branch side of the roadway.”

 

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1937, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937, p. 74.

 

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 7, 2020.

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Location Info


Broad Branch Road NW and Twenty-seventh Street
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.956712, -77.058066

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