An Archaeological Assessment of the Stapley Drive Conduit and Fiber Optic Cable, University to McKellips, City of Mesa Project 00-09

Author(s): Jerry B. Howard

Year: 2001


This report presents the results of a Class I archaeological literature search and a Class III pedestrian survey of the proposed Stapley Drive Conduit and Fiber Optic Cable Project, City of Mesa Project Number 00-44. Topographically, the project area is located on top of the second terrace of the Salt River.

The Stapley Road Conduit and Fiber Optic Project will create moderate subsurface impacts through the excavation of a utility trench along a 2-mile right-of-away. The area was previously developed and is currently a major traffic corridor in the City of Mesa. The conduit will also be attached to an existing and recently constructed bridge (less than 50 years old) over the historic Consolidated Canal.

The Stapley Road Conduit and Fiber Optic is being funded by federal CMAQ funds. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) administers the funds and the construction contract. Therefore, ADOT is the lead agency for Section 106 consultation. The second agency is the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Bureau of Reclamaion is the federal land-managing agency that is responsible for evaluating potential impacts to the historic Consolidated Canal that may be created by the bridge-widening project. Given the lack of impacts to the bridge, recent HAER documentation programs and new programmatic agreements between the Bureau of Reclamation and the State Historic Preservation Office, it is probable that no consultation will be required for the bridge reach of the project. However, a copy of the report should be submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation for review. The City of Mesa is also Certified Local Government (CLG) and now has a Historic Preservation Office and Historic Preservation Committee. Copies of this report will be submitted to Greg Marek, the Historic Preservation Officer for City of Mesa for review and comment.

Jerry B. Howard, Curator of Anthropology at the Mesa Southwest Museum, conducted the archaeological survey and literature search. Mr. Howard meets the Secretary of the Interior Standards for archaeological investigations.

Includes both final report and annotated version.

Cite this Record

An Archaeological Assessment of the Stapley Drive Conduit and Fiber Optic Cable, University to McKellips, City of Mesa Project 00-09, 08. Jerry B. Howard. 2001 ( tDAR id: 425900) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425900

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.831; min lat: 33.414 ; max long: -111.761; max lat: 33.451 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Ann Leyva-Easton

Permitting Agency(s): Bureau of Reclamation

Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ

Prepared By(s): Mesa Southwest Museum; Engineering Department, City of Mesa

Submitted To(s): Arizona Department of Transportation

Record Identifiers

Archaeological Report(s): 01-08

City of Mesa Project No.(s): 00-44; 00-09

SRP Library Call No.(s): TK5103.592.F52H69 2001

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00091053

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2001_Howard_ArchaeologicalAssessmentAnnotated.pdf 875.99kb Aug 3, 2007 Mar 28, 2017 1:09:01 PM Confidential
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