Winterville-Priscilla Highway – Washington County MS

City:
Greenville, MS

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works

Started:
1934

Completed:
1937

Contractor:
B. G. Coggins

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Unknown

Description

Public Works Administration 1307 provided a loan of $400,000 and grant of $161,149 to complete gravel roads throughout the county. Bids were advertised in September 1934 for construction of grading, drainage structures and bridges and gravel surfacing on 5.533 miles of the Winterville-Priscilla Highway. George Vinzant was chief engineer of the Washington County Highway Commission. B. G. Coggins of Nettleton, MS was awarded the contract for construction. The project was approved 2/21/1934 and construction began 10/17/1934. All roads were completed by 8/31/1937.

Source notes

Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project Division, p. 104.

Nineteen PWA Projects Begun. (May 8, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7

PWA Gives Okeh on Delta Road. (Aug 30, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5

Notice to Contractors. (Sep 27, 1934). The Weekly Democrat Times, p. 6

Building of 26 Miles of Gravel Roads is Started. (Oct 25, 1934). The Weekly Democrat-Times, p. 1

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 27, 2021.

Location Info


County Road 384
Winterville/Priscilla, Mississippi 38703

Coordinates: 33.516536, -90.956461

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