INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 14, 2015)-- Archaeologists are sifting through a downtown construction site after they found several historical artifacts on the property. The findings could delay the completion of IndyGo's new downtown transit center.
Crews found pottery, glass pieces and vases that could date back to the 1800s at the construction site near East Washington Street and South Delaware Street. The artifacts have not been found to be significant, but the structure that once stood there could be.
“They are doing some digging around some of the walls of some of the formerly existing buildings or foundations. Then they might get in and do some further digging with hand tools and brushes and even some sifting,” says Mike Terry, President and CEO of IndyGo.
IndyGo says this process will delay the construction, but part of the new facility which would house their customer service unit could be opened before the end of the year. A new date for completion has not been set.