The WPA carried out construction and improvements on Prindsens Gade in Charlotte Amalie. Road construction and improvements carried out by the WPA in the Virgin Islands typically included “clearing the old roadway […] widening existing curves, blasting rock from the road surface and drains, relocating where necessary, installing culverts, preparing the subgrade and placing the bituminous macadam surface.”
National Archives, RG 55, Records of the Government of the Virgin Islands, Correspondence and related records, WPA Programs in the V.I., 1938-44, Box 2. National Archives, RG 55, Records of the Government of the Virgin Islands, Annual Reports of the Governor and subordinate offices [including annual reports of the Public Works Department], boxes 4-10.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 30, 2017.
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