Road Development – Newark 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 construction along a road from “Newark to Milford X Roads.” The exact location of the road, which a map suggests was north of the city, is not known 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

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 5, 2016.

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Location Info


Newark, DE

Coordinates: 39.692754, -75.763111

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