The Town of Oakesdale was awarded a 2013 Washington State Transportation Improvements Board (TIB) Small City Arterial Project (SCAP) grant to help with the reconstruction of a portion of Front Street. The project will include reconstruction of Front Street from Steptoe Street to McCoy Street at the south end. The 675-foot long reconstruction will include realigning and widening the street to 25 feet wide, installation of drainage improvements, and construction of a sidewalk along one side. Since this project is partly funded by Washington State capital funds, the Town of Oaksdale must meet the requirements of the Executive Order 05-05 and consider the potential impacts to historic properties prior to project execution.
Background review revealed no previously recorded cultural resources or surveys within the Town of Oakesdale. There are 43 historic properties inventoried within the Town of Oakesdale, two of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No Native American or historic-era cultural materials or features were observed during the pedestrian survey of the Front Street Reconstruction Project. The proposed undertaking will result in No Historic Properties Affected, and no further archaeological investigations are recommended prior to, or during, execution of this project.
Location: Whitman County, Washington