Brookland Avenue NE Improvements – Washington DC

Description

In 1936-37, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved a segment of Brookland Avenue NE between Michigan Avenue to Bates Road.

WPA improved this road with recycled material and the “laying of a thin blanket of bituminous material.” Also, “this project required a fill of about 10 feet at the Michigan Avenue end, due to the necessity for raising the grade at this location in connection with the construction of the Michigan Avenue viaduct.”

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 May 26, 2020.

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Location Info


Brookland Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9501377, -77.0036741

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