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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: February 5th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Kerry González and Adriana Lesiuk Conducting the Weekly Cleaning of Wood from the Houston-LeCompt Wells. During Dovetail’s 2012 summer excavation of the Houston-LeCompt site, 3 wells were uncovered and explored. The wells span the occupation of the site with the first dating to pre-1800, the second to 1800–1865, and the third to 1900–1930s. Initial excavation […]


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SR26 Working Group Meeting – 1/28/13

Written on: January 28th, 2013 in Route 26

The SR26 Project Team held its second construction working group meeting at 10:00 a. m. on January 28, 2013. DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt was in attendance as well as the newly elected State Representative Ron Gray, along with representatives from Verizon and Delmarva Power and the rest of the working group. The meeting included a review of […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 27th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  The last act of fieldwork at the Noxon Tenancy Site was the excavation of our wells. There were two on the site.  They were both dug in the same way: first, the well is dug to a depth of 4 feet by hand. Then, a backhoe is used to widen the excavation, creating a large hole […]


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Lewes to Georgetown Trail

Written on: December 11th, 2012 in General

DelDOT and community leaders are planning construction of a 16.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail adjacent to the Lewes to Georgetown rail line. For complete details of this project, please click below: Report


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 10th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Post from DelDOT Archaeologist David Clarke December 10, 2012 Last Thursday at the Noxon’s Tenancy site, we hosted a class of Sixth Graders from Dagsboro. They toured the site, saw some of our best artifacts, heard a little talk about how archaeologists learn about the past, and then helped us screen. We divided them into groups […]


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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 5th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

A final hello from the Armstrong-Rogers site! In the video below, Dovetail President Kerri Barile highlights some of the great findings of the 9-week long excavation. Although it was determined that the main house site had been destroyed decades earlier, the team uncovered several outbuildings used throughout the farmstead’s period of occupation, from the 1730s […]


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Demolition Continues on Old IR Bridge

Written on: December 5th, 2012 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Demolition work continues at the old Indian River Inlet Bridge. As of last week, the demolition sub-contractor has returned to the site mobilizing personnel, materials, and equipment. The contractor has started working on setting up scaffolding and safety lines for crews to access the remainder of the old bridge structure. This will continue through this […]


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FAQ’s about the SR 26 Mainline Project

Written on: December 4th, 2012 in Route 26

Frequently Asked Questions – SR 26 Mainline Project You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers about the SR 26 Mainline construction project   Q:  When will the next public information meeting be held for the SR 26 Mainline Project? A:  The next public informational meeting for the project will be held in Spring 2013. This will […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 3rd, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Noxon Tenancy, 7NC-F-133 Feature Excavation – Over the last two weeks (excluding Thanksgiving) Berger has focused on Feature excavation.  Excavation of Feature 1 is now complete.  The feature proved to be highly irregular. It looks more like two adjacent three throws than a structure.  Feature 1 produced 569 historic artifacts and 578 pieces of […]


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Elkton Road Project – Update

Written on: November 28th, 2012 in Elkton Road

The Elkton Road Project, from Gravenor Lane to Delaware Avenue in the City of Newark, is getting close to being completed. There is approximately two to three weeks more of milling remaining as well as the placement of the top surface of hot mix. After all of the hot mix is placed, the final striping will […]


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