The Works Progress Administration (WPA) made improvements to a lengthy segment of Eleventh Street SE, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Anacostia Bridge, in 1935-36.
“Eleventh Street SE, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Anacostia Bridge, was widened and repaved with sheet asphalt pavement and a sharp curve at the approach to the bridge was eliminated. This roadway also carried car tracks, which were removed, and the pavement that was replaced consisted of granite block laid in 1889.”
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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