Fifth Avenue Raising – McKeesport PA

Description

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

Source notes

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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Location Info


5th Avenue
McKeesport, PA

Coordinates: 40.350859, -79.865821

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