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DOT works with tribes on I-41, State 441 projects


Question: Much of the area involved in the Interstate 41 and State 441 construction could have been prime Native American cultural sites. What research and surveying are done as a prelude to highway construction to locate and preserve valuable archaeological information?

Answer: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has developed a standardized set of procedures for archaeological studies on its construction projects, as detailed in its 2012 "Guide to Transportation Archaeology."

The publication discusses the effort to balance the state's transportation needs with cultural resources stewardship.


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