This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: Cultural and historic sites are often located within an area where maintenance activities are scheduled to be completed. This training 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 such 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.
This training was developed as part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the trainings in the series, enroll in the TC3MN014-16-T1 course.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels III and IV.
Target audience: This course is designed for those 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, and planning.
Learning outcomes: 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; and
• Describe the role of DOT in maintaining and enhancing cultural resources.