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Cultural Resources Survey for the MGR Bikeway (Duck Creek Trail Connections) Project, City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resources survey conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the proposed MGR Bikeway (Duck Creek Trail Connections) project in the City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas. The proposed project pertains to the construction of new trail segments to connect existing trails along Duck Creek. As the project will require compliance with a Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Nationwide Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), portions of the project will be subjected to the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended. Additionally, as the City of Garland is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, the project is subject to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT).
The goal of this survey was to locate cultural resources that could be adversely affected by the proposed project, and to provide an evaluation of the eligibility potential of each identified resource for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or for designation as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL). This cultural resources survey was conducted by Principal Investigator Christopher Goodmaster, Project Archeologist Thomas Chapman, and Field Technician Josh McCormick on 28 and 31 January 2019. All work conformed to 13 Texas Administrative Code 26, which outlines the regulations for implementing the ACT, and was conducted under Antiquities Permit No. 8721.
No artifacts were collected as part of this survey. All project-related records and field data will be temporarily stored at the IES McKinney office and permanently curated at the Center for Archeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio. No further cultural resources investigation or evaluation of the APE is recommended. However, if any cultural resources are encountered during construction, the operators should stop construction activities in the vicinity of the inadvertent discovery, and immediately contact the project cultural resources consultant to initiate coordination with the USACE and Texas Historical Commission (THC) prior to resuming construction activities.
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