Tenth Street NW Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out pavement repair and other, unspecified improvements to a segment of Tenth Street NW, from Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, in 1935-36.
 
The road was “widened to conform with the design of the [Federal] Triangle area, and repaved with sheet asphalt pavement.”
 
The work was part of a $949,496 WPA allotment for DC roadwork for fiscal year 1936.
 
The work is likely still extant, but invisible beneath subsequent paving.
 

 

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 4, 2020.

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Location Info


Tenth Street NW
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.8932, -77.0259

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