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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

In April and May of 2015, on behalf of CH2M and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District, Hicks & Company conducted an intensive archeological survey for TxDOT’s proposed improvements to Interstate 35 West (I-35W) from Eagle Parkway to State Highway (SH) 114 in Denton County, Texas (CSJ 0081-13-041). The purpose of the proposed project is to provide frontage road system linkage between SH 114 to the north and Eagle Parkway to the south. The archeological investigations were coordinated with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and TxDOT under Antiquities Permit #7256 for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT) as outlined in 36 CFR 800, 36 CFR 60, and 13 TAC 26.

Totaling approximately 70 field hours, investigations for the archeological survey were conducted on April 22, April 23, and May 3, 2015, and consisted of pedestrian survey of approximately 56.5 acres supplemented with the excavation of 51 shovel tests and seven mechanical backhoe trenches. No artifactual features or archeological sites greater than fifty years in age were encountered during this investigation. Based on the results of the current survey, it is recommended that no archeological historic properties (36 CFR 800.16(1)) or State Antiquities Landmarks (SALs) (13 TAC 26.12) would be affected by the proposed project, and no further archeological investigations are recommended prior to construction. In the event that unanticipated archeological deposits were encountered during construction, work in the immediate area would cease, and TxDOT and/or THC archeological staff would be contacted to initiate post-review discovery procedures.

Josh Haefner was the Principal Investigator for the archeological survey and conducted the field investigations with Diamond Kapanday and Gregg Cestaro. Josh Haefner and Diamond Kapanday authored the report. Jerod McCleland conducted the Geographic Information System (GIS) data processing and produced the maps. Since no artifacts were collected as a result of this investigation, all project records and photographs will be curated at Hicks & Company in Austin, Texas. This report serves as partial fulfillment of the requirements for Antiquities Permit #7256.

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