Road Development – Hartly DE

Description

Delaware utilized substantial federal resources in developing and improving its road network during the Great Depression. Among the dozens of projects undertaken by the federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) during 1934 was road construction between Hazlettville and Wright’s [Crossroads]. Located southeast of Hartly and west of Wyoming, though the roads in question are unknown to Living New Deal.

An average of 1,410 were put to work each week during 1934 as a result of the CWA’s road, sidewalk, bridge, and other related infrastructure efforts in Delaware.

 

Source notes

Annual Report of the Chief Engineer State Highway Department, 1934 (pg. 43-53):
http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/annual_reports/pdf/1934/annual_1934_chief.pdf

http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/1245/report.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 7, 2016.

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Location Info


Hartly, DE

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 39.137240, -75.692750

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