The Works Progress Administration (WPA) made improvements to a roughly four mile segment of Connecticut Avenue NW from Calvert Street to Chevy Chase Circle, in 1935-36.
“The repaving of the roadway in Connecticut Avenue NW, from Calvert Street to District of Columbia line (Chevy Chase Circle), was started last year and is now completed. The street-railway tracks were removed in advance of street paving and the space thus abandoned was paved with standard asphalt pavement. Traffic headers were installed on both sides of the old railway area. The entire project was 17,500 feet long.”
This work was part of the $949,496 WPA allotment for DC roadwork for fiscal year 1936.
This WPA roadwork is probably not discernible today due to subsequent road maintenance, repairs, or alterations.
Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1936, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, pp. 72-74.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on January 2, 2020.
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