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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 2nd, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

More discoveries at the Elkins Site. All the machine stripping was completed at the Elkins A site this week, and we are beginning to get an overall picture of the layout of this 18th century homestead. As well as the cellar hole, there are now two other structures, plus lots of pits and posts that we cannot […]


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Route 54 Project Update – June 27, 2012

Written on: June 27th, 2012 in Route 54

As of June 27, 2012, some additional drainage work is being done to correct some issues that were unforeseen in the original design. This work is expected to be complete July 13th. The final electrical connections to the signal cabinet bases are being made to activate the new signals.   Work is continuing on the landscaping around […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 25th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Despite baking heat we continue to expose and document archaeological features at the Elkins A site.  The material filling up the cellar hole is now largely removed.  There was a mass of bricks in the southern half of the hole, probably collapse from a chimney.  One nice find from here is an iron pintle: part […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 20th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Mother nature relented this week and gave us some much-needed rain.  This has softened the soil and made much clearer the color and texture changes that are so critical to dissecting and understanding the site.  We have placed sheets of black plastic over the machine-cleared areas to retain the moisture as much as possible.  Progress […]


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Route 54 Project Update – June 20, 2012

Written on: June 20th, 2012 in Route 54

As of June 20, 2012, work on the south side related to sidewalks, entrances and handicap ramps is ongoing and is complete. We had a few small sections heave due to the excessive heat that need to be replaced. The replacement will occur the week of June 25. Work is being performed on some additional […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge Demolition Work Update

Written on: June 19th, 2012 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

DelDOT apologizes for the inconvenience of night work during the removal of the old Indian River Inlet Bridge. Removal of the bridge over the water is safer being performed at night, thus we believe we need to perform that work at this time. Fortunately there are only four other dates when night work will be […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 14th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The Elkins Archaeology site has begun excavations, and after the first week of work there are some amazing finds.  The first week of excavation has produced a good range of 18th century artifacts similar in type and distribution to those recovered during the earlier Phase II work.   One spectacular artifact was found.  This is a copper […]


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Route 54 Project Update

Written on: June 14th, 2012 in Route 54

As of June 14, 2012, work on the south side related to sidewalks, entrances and handicap ramps is ongoing and is expected to be complete Friday, June 15. Work is being performed to install the signal detection loops and pedestrian signal poles at each of the signalized intersections. This work is expected to be complete […]


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SR 26 Improvement Project Survey Work To Occur This Summer

Written on: June 11th, 2012 in Route 26

Please note there will be minimal to no impact to the public due to this work. As DelDOT continues to plan ahead for the construction of SR 26 Improvement Project, it wishes to advise motorists and residents that some initial survey work and field review work related to utility relocation will be occurring this summer.  There […]


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Route 54 Project Update

Written on: June 6th, 2012 in Route 54

As of June 7, 2012, all work on the north side related to sidewalks, entrances and handicap ramps is complete. Work on the south side related to sidewalks, entrances and handicap ramps is presently being performed and is expected to be complete by next Friday. All final pavement markings are complete. Work is being performed […]


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