Road Development – Framingham MA

Description

Between 1933 and 1943 multiple New Deal agencies: the C.W.A., F.E.R.A., and W.P.A., provided the labor for dozens of street paving and improvement projects throughout Framingham, Mass. Work included “15 miles of secondary gravel streets, 2 miles of primary paved streets.”

Some important W.P.A. work involved country road improvements, “consisting of widening, straightening, removing outcropping ledges and trees, grading, graveling, building new stone walls and removing and rebuilding existing stone walls, and applying bituminous surface treatment… These streets as completed have a minimum width of traveled way of 18 ft. to 20 ft. and all dangerous curves and other obstructions have been eliminated.”

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1933 (pg. 159).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1934 (pg. 243).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1936 (pp. 198-9, 322-3).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1937 (pp. 120, 296).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1939 (pg. 189).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1940 (pp. 144, 213-4).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1941 (pp. 146, 149, 241-2).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pp. 193, 263-5).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1943 (pp. 183, 186).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 2, 2017.

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Location Info


Brook St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Location notes: One substantial road development project site

Coordinates: 42.319572, -71.426383

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