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Cultural Resources is responsible for ensuring that FHWA/INDOT is in compliance with historic preservation laws and regulations - most notably Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4 (f) of the Department of Transportation Act. Cultural Resources conducts archaeological and historical investigations, reviews of consultant prepared cultural resource reports, Section 106 guidance, state historic preservation policy and review, and provides assistance with accidental discoveries of cultural resources during construction. It has strong partnerships with state and federal resource agencies, the State Historic Preservation Officer, and historic preservation organizations, ensuring that the project compliance process runs efficiently and on schedule.
Within the Cultural Resources are two Units: The Archaeology and History Units. The Archaeology Unit consists of three archaeologists, and the History Unit consists of four architectural historians. Both units coordinate to process Section 106 documents, review cultural resources reports, and document cultural resources through research, fieldwork, and laboratory analysis.
IN SCOPE is the online portal for INDOT’s Section 106 documents. All Section 106 documents prepared by INDOT’s Cultural Resources Office after August 2013 will be posted to IN SCOPE for agency, consulting party and public viewing.
Cultural Resources Office
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave. IGCN 642
Indianapolis, IN 46201