Federal law requires that the potential effects of federal projects on important historic resources be considered during project planning. Consultation with appropriate parties regarding the effects is an essential part of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. As part of the department's efforts to comply with this law, TxDOT provides information and updates on historic resources that may be impacted by TxDOT projects with federal involvement.
An individual or organization with an interest in a project may participate as a consulting party in the review and treatment of project effects on historic resources. Consulting parties receive project information and may comment on determinations and findings regarding the significance of historic resources for further consideration during project planning, the potential effects of projects on historic resources, and treatment of any resources that warrant special consideration. TxDOT will work with consulting parties to address their issues and concerns. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as the lead federal agency for most TxDOT projects, has the responsibility to make final decisions. TxDOT has formal agreements with FHWA and other involved parties that allow TxDOT to speak on behalf of FHWA in most instances. Individuals and organizations may request consulting party status regarding a particular project by sending a request by email.
Guides to the Section 106 process and consultation are available online.
Pursuant to the terms of the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding and Stipulations VI and XII of the 2005 First Amended Programmatic Agreement (PA-TU) between FHWA, the ACHP, TxDOT and TSHPO, the following federal projects were reviewed by qualified TxDOT historians. For these projects TxDOT has determined that no historic properties are located within the area of potential effects (APE) or historic properties, if present, would not be adversely affected by the proposed undertaking.
Monthly Report for Federal Projects