Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads


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.

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Paul Daniel Marriott, Ph.D., associate professor of landscape architecture, 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

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 Trainings

ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques
Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
Cultural Landscapes: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
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 Training

This in-person seminar is currently not scheduled, however NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.


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