Archaeological Survey of Red Mountain Freeway (State Route 202) From State Route 87 to US Highway 60, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona


In conjunction with an Environmental Impact Statement analysis being conducted for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Red Mountain Freeway east of State Route (SR) 87 by Entranco Engineers, Inc., Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) performed cultural resource investigations of proposed alternative alignments. To assist the initial alternative selection process, a Class I survey, or literature review, was first prepared for a 55-square-mile area. A Class III survey of all undeveloped portions of proposed rights-of-way followed. It was soon discovered that a number of historic buildings were present within the alternatives, and Gerald A. Doyle and Associates were brought in to help with the assessment (Jensen et al. 1997).

The assessed freeway alternatives included the 1988-89 alignment (east and west segments), two diversions of the 1988-89 alignment called Crismon North and Crismon South, the SR87-Higley Road Alternative, the Higley Road-Hawes Road Alternative, and the Red Mountain Park Bypass Alternative. Much of the 1988-89 alignment was previously studied by Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI) (Gasser 1987; Landis 1987; Mitchell 1988), and therefore no new fieldwork was undertaken for these areas. However, there were several deviations from the alignment examined by SSI, and new fieldwork was required. The Crismon North and Crismon South Alternatives were dropped from consideration and, therefore, not discussed further in this report. Seventeen archaeological sites and 164 isolated occurrences were recorded by the survey. However, adjustments to the alignments resulted in only 13 archaeological sites and 79 isolated occurrences being within the proposed alternatives.

Includes related correspondence.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Survey of Red Mountain Freeway (State Route 202) From State Route 87 to US Highway 60, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. Barbara S. Macnider, Holly DeMaagd, David E. Doyel, Shereen Lerner, Jerryll Moreno. 1997 ( tDAR id: 425906) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425906

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.888; min lat: 33.375 ; max long: -111.579; max lat: 33.551 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Cultural Resources Report No.(s): 102

ADOT Project No.(s): RAM 600-8-326

TRACS(s): 202L-MA-H3872-01D

ACS Project No.(s): 96-27

ASM Permit No.(s): 97-16BL; 96-22BL

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1997_Macnider_ArchaeologicalSurvey_OCR_PDFA.pdf 42.50mb Nov 11, 1997 Oct 5, 2016 2:09:13 PM Confidential
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1997_Macnider_ArchaeologicalSurveyCorrespondence.pdf 1,008.00kb Nov 17, 1997 Feb 17, 2017 12:19:23 PM Confidential
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