Planning a successful historic preservation program
TxDOT's historic preservation program has operated for more than 50 years. Under this program, TxDOT has excavated important archeological sites, saved historic bridges, protected burials, and undertaken many other preservation activities with input from the public. We define success by delivering a safe and reliable transportation system through our interaction with the public, our ability to comply with federal and state laws, and our achievement of preservation outcomes for places that are important to the community. We are updating how we do business to reflect our successes and to reflect the feedback we receive from the public. We invite you to learn about our current historic preservation program and proposed updates to the way we collaborate and consult with the public.
Public involvement is at the heart of historic preservation. Your voice matters.
- TxDOT Draft 2023 Section 106 Programmatic Agreement - This updated version reflects the changes made based on comments and discussions on the November 2020 draft version. Thank you to all who provided feedback and insight. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the PA.
- Webinar on TxDOT’s programmatic agreements
- Webinar on common project definitions for cultural resource studies
- Existing Programmatic Agreement
- TxDOT's Sec. 106 Training
Bridging the past and the present
Historic bridges are found across Texas and many are still in use on our road system. Texas has hundreds of historic bridges made of steel, stone, brick, and concrete. Certain bridges will be considered in our planning during the next few years.
Public participation and community input guide transportation decisions. In El Paso, TxDOT planned to reconstruct and improve I-10. TxDOT met with hundreds of community leaders to balance growth with community needs – which in this case meant adding bridge columns for public art and preserving the historic Lincoln Center.
Dig deeper with TxDOT
- See different historic resources around the state
- How TxDOT Plans and Builds Roads
- Preserving and Protecting our Environment
- Discover TxDOT’s work Beyond the Road.
- Find out more about current archeology projects.