A news release from the City of The Dalles notes that the Gateway Urban Renewal Agency’s consultant, Archaeological Investigations Northwest, will be conducting archaeological excavations in the Recreation building parking lot (along E. 1st Street between Court and Washington Streets) and in the City Parking lot (along E. 1st Street between Washington and Federal Streets) starting today. There will be three partial closures areas within the City parking lot starting on Thursday, January 3rd through Friday, January 11th. The closure areas will be fenced during that period of time. The remainder of the City Parking lot will be available for normal parking. The Recreation building parking lot will not be available for parking during the excavation period.