Cultural resources & archaeology

Follow the procedures on this page to address effects on historic and archeological cultural resources.

Federal and state laws mandate that all projects be evaluated for their effects on cultural resources.

Determine the type of review needed

If your project:

The CRS will define the project’s Area of Potential Effect (APE), initiate consultation with interested and affected parties, and identify resources in the project area.

Historic bridges

Check the inventory of historic state highways and bridges in Washington state to see if there are any bridges recommended, nominated, determined eligible or listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the project area.

If your project affects a federal interstate highway bridge included in one or more of the following lists, maintained by the FHWA, your CRS must include the bridge in the Section 106 evaluation: 

Contract consultant services

Consultant scopes of work (DOCX 49KB)

Zero emission electric vehicle registrations in Washington

increased 192% between 2017 and 2021.

45 projects to improve freight rail structures and freight movement

were underway as of December 31, 2021.

Washington state leveraged $100,000 to secure $27 million

in funding for airport investments in Fiscal Year 2022.