Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Roadway and Bridge Reconstruction Milepost 220 to Milepost 227 Project
Section 106 Clearance to Include:
- Phase I Archaeological Research
- Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey
- Forms and Determination of Effects
3020 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Date of Work:
The project proposes to widen the existing Pennsylvania Turnpike corridor from the current four lanes to six lanes, reconstruct existing bridges as necessary, add water retention basins as necessary, and provide for turnpike maintenance access as necessary between milepost (MP) 220.30 and MP 226.72 (commonly referred to as from MP 220 to MP 227) in West Pennsboro, North Middleton, and Middlesex Townships, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
ASC Group conducted a Phase I Archaeological Survey which included field investigations, shovel tests, test unit research, and site identification. The 19 individual surveyed areas were located in pasture land, cultivated agricultural fields, manicured residential lawns, and secondary forest growth with heavy underbrush.
ASC Group also completed nine Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Forms (PHRS) which provided physical descriptions and historical background for each property. The PHRS forms evaluated the National Register eligibility of each resource and included the analysis of nineteenth century agricultural statistics for six farms and intensive research of the eighteenth century home of a local Revolutionary War General.
ASC Group will also provide a Determination of Effects Report for those resources found to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.