Cultural and historic sites are often located within an area where maintenance activities are scheduled to be completed. This training, Cultural and Historic Preservation, is teaches participants about regulations and concerns related to safeguarding cultural
and historic sites from the potential impacts of highway maintenance activities. Examples of maintenance activities that can impact cultural or historic sites include slope stabilization, shoulder or pavement widening, and vegetation control. Additional examples
are presented during the course.
This course assists participants with recognizing potential historic or cultural resources, verifying a site's cultural or historic status, and avoiding impacts to sites when carrying out maintenance activities. Since completing these tasks often requires
additional expertise, resources for obtaining needed assistance are provided. In addition, participants learn how maintenance activities can enhance cultural and historic sites through utilization of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS).
This training was developed as part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the courses in the series, enroll in the 134109 course.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify governing bodies and registries that should be consulted prior to commencing maintenance activities on sites of cultural and historic importance
- Recognize what sorts of structures, landmarks, and properties could pose potential cultural and historic preservation issues
- Describe how to avoid impacts to historic sites
- Describe the role of DOT in maintaining and enhancing cultural resources
This course is designed for State, regional, and county personnel who manage operations programs and deal with oversight and quality assurance across broad geographic areas. This target audience also is involved with handling materials, scheduling, budgeting,