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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 17th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Identification and AMS Radiocarbon Dating of Charcoal and Botanic Samples From the Elkins B Site (7NC-G-174) in New Castle County, Delaware By Peter Kovacik with assistance from R. A. Varney of Paleo Research Institute, Golden, Colorado for Hunter Research, Inc.  This report provides carbon 14 dates for five prehistoric pits features from the Elkins B […]


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Route 26 Scheduled Lane Closures

Written on: June 12th, 2014 in Route 26

Below is an outline of the anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the Route 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks.  Monday June 16, 2014 through Friday June 20, 2014  Continue reconstruction of the Central Avenue/Route 26 intersection.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on Route 26 between West […]


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Route 26 Anticipated Construction Schedule and Associated Lane Closures for Work During the Next Two Weeks.

Written on: June 5th, 2014 in Route 26

 Monday June 9, 2014 through Friday June 13, 2014  Begin reconstruction of the Central Avenue/SR 26 intersection.  Motorists should anticipate eastbound or westbound lane closures on SR 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Ave with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation between 07:00PM and 6:00AM as well as lane closures on […]


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Below is an outline of the anticipated construction schedule and associated lane closures for work on the SR 26 Widening Project during the next two weeks.

Written on: May 22nd, 2014 in Route 26

Tuesday May 27, 2014 through Friday May 30, 2014  Continue work on the installation of the new drainage system between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue.  Motorists should expect the eastbound or westbound lane of SR 26 to be closed between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging operation between […]


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Construction Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – May 13, 2014

Written on: May 22nd, 2014 in General

The meeting was called to order at 10:05AM by Ken Cimino of AECOM.  Ken welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked them for their participation in the meeting and for their commitment to their community.  Ken then asked each of the members of the SR 26 Project Team to introduce their selves.  The first order of […]


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Construction Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – April 8, 2014

Written on: May 22nd, 2014 in Route 26

Meeting was called to order at 10:05 am by Jill Frey of Century Engineering who noted that this was the first official Construction Advisory Group meeting (meetings have been called Working Group meetings up until now and were limited to select participants, whereas the meetings now are open to the general public).  The purpose of […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 2nd, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111)  April, 2014 One of the things archaeologists are interested in is what archaeological sites can tell us about how people organized their space. We took a look at where the wells in our sample were located to see how far they were from the nearest buildings or […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 25th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Update for the Levels Road-Rumsey Polk Site Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Eighteenth-century occupants of the Rumsey/Polk Tenant/Prehistoric Site (CRS # N-14492; 7NC-F-112) in St. George’s Hundred near Middletown may not have been at the top of the food chain. They struggled to protect themselves with hunting, trapping, and laws providing bounties for […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 25th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Cardon-Holton Site 7NC-F-128 (Hunter Research, Inc.) Analysis is underway on the data from the Cardon-Holton site 7NC-F-128.  Hunter Research, Inc. is currently working with a range of specialists to explore different types of material recovered in the excavations. The most exciting information to date comes from the preliminary examination of the wood recovered from the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 10th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

In the course of researching African American life in St. Georges Hundred for the Dale site alternative mitigation, the Louise Berger Group came across the probate records of Thomas Bayard, who died in 1864. Bayard was a farmer who lived just east of Odessa, Delaware, a prosperous man who owned a dozen horses, an “old pleasure carriage,” […]


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