SEPTA Elwyn to Wawa Station Service Restoration

Project details

  • Project Name: SEPTA Elwyn to Wawa Station Service Restoration
  • Project Client: SEPTA
  • Project Location: Delaware County, Pennsylvania

A.D. Marble completed archaeological and environmental services associated with the proposed Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Elwyn to Wawa Station Service Restoration Project. A Phase I/II archaeological survey was conducted on SEPTA’s behalf to comply with the Section 106 review process. Four sites were identified: the Pennelton Station Site (36DE0133), the Wawa Precontact Site (36DE0134), the Wawa Engine House Site (36DE1035), and the Former Wawa Station Site (36DE0136). A.D. Marble found the site deposits comprehensively disturbed and unable to yield important historic information, and as a result determined that the site is ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Five additional Phase I investigations were conducted from 2008 to 2017.

A.D. Marble also conducted a biological assessment of Chester Creek and an unnamed tributary to Chester Creek as part of this project in order to characterize the existing water quality and biological communities. Chester Creek, within the project area, is a Chapter 93 designated trout stocked fishery, migratory fishery (TSF-MF). The biological assessment included habitat assessments, water quality monitoring, and macroinvertebrate and fish sampling. The results of the biological assessment indicated a slightly impacted to moderately impacted stream system for the entire length of Chester Creek and the unnamed tributary within the study area.