Taliesin historical site requires careful project planning

Due to the sensitivity of the project setting, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation needed a firm to assist with stakeholder engagement and project planning to comply with Section 106. Our cultural resources specialists used digital visualizations during consultation with stakeholders and local interests to represent proposed project activities. We also prepared the effect documentation to finalize the Section 106 process.

The highway corridor runs through Taliesin, a National Historic Landmark. This landmark includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio as well as Wisconsin’s premier rural landscape. WisDOT proposed milling and replacing the existing highway and replacing existing end treatments at three bridges located within this historic boundary. Our successful completion allowed WisDOT to address safety needs for the bridges and road while protecting this historic landmark.

Project

Wisconsin Highway 23 Section 106 Compliance

Client

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Location

Iowa County, WI