nagpra logoCALCIUM — Work on the town of LeRay’s Sewer District 4 project appears to be near restarting after crews completed a scan for Native American artifacts at Sanford Corners Road.

Timothy J. Abel, the town’s historian, said the town planned a new route for the sewer line to avoid any areas of historical significance, and the plan is awaiting final clearance from state and federal officials.

“That lane is safe, in terms of impacting anything of historical significance,” he said. “It’s a brief detour.”

The sewer line project came to a screeching halt in October, as workers at the site discovered a 500-year-old skeleton. The work stoppage came with about 50 homes left to link to the new sewer line.

In February, town workers and a team from Fort Drum’s Cultural Resources Program scanned a 200-square-foot patch of road near LeRay Park Lane to check for any additional artifacts in that portion of the road.

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