Access pit cameras temporarily disabled
WSDOT archaeologists continue to work with the Federal Highway Administration, tribal governments and the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to develop an investigative plan to determine whether the shell deposit observed in the access pit last week is of cultural significance.
Consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act and in preparation for the investigation moving forward later this week, we have temporarily disabled our access pit construction cameras. WSDOT treats potential cultural resources with respect, therefore the investigation will not be documented through our construction cameras. All non-access pit cameras are still available. We will repost the access pit cameras at the appropriate time.