Street Improvements and Storm Drains – Biloxi MS

Description

The city of Biloxi embarked on a city-wide street improvement program to surface streets and provide storm drains, funded by the Works Progress Administration between 1935 and 1937. WP-53, 2000 and 3483 for three street paving projects were completed. WP-53 and 2,000 expenditure was $72,753.50 federal and $18,938 sponsor contribution. WP-3843 was for $105,505 federal and sponsor $27,625. Work included grading and shelling, asphalt pavement, and concrete storm sewer installation .

Source notes

Biloxi WPA Work Well Under Way. (Dec 6, 1935). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.

Outline Biloxi WPA Program. (Dec 31, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1, 7.

Much Work Done by WPA in Biloxi. (Jun 28, 1937). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 6, 2020.

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Location Info


Biloxi, MS 39530

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 30.399, -88.882

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