Massachusetts Avenue NW Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out repaving and other improvements to a segment of Massachusetts Avenue NW, from Wisconsin Avenue to Nebraska Avenue, in 1935-36.

“The roadway of Massachusetts Avenue NW, from Wisconsin Avenue to Nebraska Avenue, was improved with combination cement curb and gutter and the old macadam roadway was covered with a bituminous surface. With the exception of two narrow strips adjacent to the gutters, practically no new concrete base was laid.”

The 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.

Source notes

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 3, 2020.

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Location Info


Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9320, -77.0777

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