About the Workshop
This year, the Preserving the Historic Road International conference (PHRI) features a dynamic, new format designed to meet the challenges for historic roads in the coming decades. The PHRI will engage attendees in direct conversations with experts, put them in the field with some of America’s greatest roads, and invite them to reimagine how we identify, preserve, and manage the next generation of historic roads.
Mead and Hunt is proud to sponsor this event, and we look forward to attending and collaborating with colleagues!
Check out our panel presentations
Morning Opening Session
Friday, September 23 | 8:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Kristen Zschomler
Panel discussion on working with high-priority historic roads and addressing risks to these roads. Facilitated by Chris Bell (Oregon DOT). Here is the current list of panel members and the topics they will examine:
- Helen Blackmore, Caltrans (California DOT) – historic roads in California
- Anne Bruder, Maryland DOT – historic roads and the “Negro Motorist Green Book”
- Terra Lingley, Oregon DOT – historic roads in Oregon
- Terri Lotti, HNTB Corporation, and Kristen Zschomler, Mead & Hunt – historic roads and underrepresented communities
- Leslie Wolfenden, Texas Historical Commission – historic roads in Texas
Morning Session: Panel Discussion – A Reality Check
Saturday, September 24 | 8:45 – 10 a.m.
Presenter: Chad Moffett
Panelists will provide their views on the results of Friday evening’s breakout groups and discuss—from their experiences—what is feasible and what the limitations/roadblocks are to creating an agenda to address the risks and issues associated with the final categories of high-priority historic roads. Facilitated by Terry Klein. Here is the current list of panel members:
- Arthur Babitz, Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee
- David Clarke, Federal Highway Administration
- Matt Kreigl, Idaho DOT
- Chad Moffett, Mead & Hunt
- Mandy Ranslow, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation