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Construction delayed at Downtown Transit Center in SLO after historical artifact found

Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 14:12:38-05

UPDATE: Officials with San Luis Obispo County say the artifact found is likely a piece of brick foundation from the previous Hall of Records building.

The county says the project is being completed by The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) on county property. The permit is under the city of San Luis Obispo.

County officials say the old Hall of Records building was associated with the 1873 courthouse, and in 1942 it was a used as a temporary jail. They say when the new courthouse was built, the Hall of Records was demolished.

Officials say they are now in the documentation process.

Construction is delayed at the Downtown Transit Center in San Luis Obispo after an historical artifact was discovered.

City of San Luis Obispo Government posted the announcement on their Facebook Page Monday.

The artifact was found in January, city officials have not released what type of artifact was found.

According to the post, when construction crews discover an artifact like the one they found, work has to stop until the city and the county decide on a course of action.

At this point, city officials say they are unsure when construction will begin again.