Construction resumes away from possible burial site
Marc Bence/for metro edmonton
Archeological work is expected to finally begin tomorrow on the southern LRT expansion, a site where a casket and human remains were discovered more than two weeks ago.
A newly hired consultant could start supervising the dig site tomorrow once the expert draws out a plan to conduct the work, says a spokeswoman with the city’s transit department.
But that doesn’t mean that construction has completely stopped. Workers began digging yesterday, away from where the remains were found.
The unexpected find, however, left the city scrambling all last week to search for a heated tent on such short notice, says Kathy Mercure of the city’s transportation department. The tent is needed to keep important archaeological work away from the snow and cold.
"This was unexpected and most of our tents are in use so we are mostly trying to beg or borrow a tent," she said.