Texas Historical Commission
In April 2006, Atkins North America, Inc. (Atkins, formerly PBS&J), archeologists conducted an intensive archeological survey with shovel testing and trenching at the intersection of County Road (CR) 101 and State Highway (SH) 288. The survey was conducted for access ramps and associated bridge construction proposed by McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. The project is located on the west side of SH 288 beginning approximately 305 meters (1,000 feet) north of the SH 288/CR 101 intersection and terminating approximately 457 meters (1,500 feet) south of the same intersection. A bridge associated with the portion of the project crossing Mustang Bayou was also proposed. The project area (defined as the CR 101/SH 288 access ramps) lay entirely within existing Texas Department of Transportation right of way and subject to compliance under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Code of Texas. The investigation was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4110. Survey methodology was based on the recommendations of the Houston Potential Archeological Liability Map of the Texas Department of Transportation, and consisted of five shovel tests and two backhoe trenches. Approximately 2.23 acres were surveyed during this project. The survey located no cultural resources within the project area, and no artifacts were collected or curated. Based on the negative survey results, it was recommended that cultural resource consultations be considered complete for this project, and that the proposed construction be allowed to proceed without further archeological investigation. Project records will be curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin.
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