A substantial infrastructure development project was undertaken in downtown McKeesport as part of a New Deal project, sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA). According to the Pittsburgh Press the project involved: “Raising and paving of Fifth Avenue and adjacent streets and alleys, approximately 3380 feet long, grant of $388,350, total estimated cost $863,000. The project provides also for elevating a number of houses to conform to the new street grade line.”
The eventual total cost was listed as $849,659, and the project also involved sewer construction.
PWA Docket No. PA [W]1504
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 34.
The Pittsburgh Press: July 29, 1936 (pg. 2)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/147053621/ (accessed Mar. 2018)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 17, 2018.
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