Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads

Seminar Overview

Explore the current tools and techniques used for the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. As an emerging area of historic preservation, planning and policy for historic roads presents new challenges for the historic preservation professional. Learn how to apply transportation policies to historic roads, balance safety and function with historic preservation objectives, and build awareness and new constituencies for the legacy of highway design in the United States.

Detailed Seminar Agenda


Dan Marriott, Ph.D., principal and founder of Paul Daniel Marriott + Associates, a historic and scenic road preservation planning firm specializing in linear corridor studies, regional planning strategies and analysis; author of Saving Historic Roads: Design and Policy Guidelines


MaryAnn Naber, M.S., former Federal Highway Administration Preservation Officer, senior program analyst and FHWA liaison at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation; specializing in Section 106 and Section 4(f)

Evaluation Comments

“Exceeded my expectations and wish the course was set for two days to get into more detail.”

“Very great framework for identifying significant features (especially for the Section 106 process) and considering flexibility in design and knowing guidelines engineers use.”

“Context of roadways as they exist vs. spirit or intent of original design was helpful. Understanding aesthetic/engineering /cultural was important.”

“Covered more than I expected. Offered interesting and alternative suggestions to ‘dealing’ with historic roads.”

“I’ve taken several processed-focused trainings. This was more useful. Resource-specific is the way to go.”


Federal, state, and local managers and cultural resource and environmental consultants preparing compliance documents for federal DOT actions under Section 4(f), NEPA, and/or NHPA and working with state and local regulations.

Related Seminars

Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources
GIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
GIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques
Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Preservation Planning for Campuses, Complexes, and Installations
The Recent Past: Strategies for Evaluation
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.