Cultural Resources Office Contacts

MDOT must comply with all historic preservation laws and regulations in the development of our projects. These laws include the National Historic Preservation Act and the Department of Transportation Act. The Cultural Resources Office of MDOT works closely with the Federal Highway Administration, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and the Office of the State Archaeologist, to identify, preserve, and minimize damage to historic and archaeological sites.

MDOT's Cultural Resources Office is responsible for ensuring MDOT complies with these laws. The Cultural Resources Office is structured in accordance with the major categories of Cultural Resource Law, i.e., Archaeology and Historic Architecture. A Historic Bridges category is included because it is uniquely associated with transportation. The MDOT Cultural Resources Office maintains full service staff with expertise in all aspects of cultural resource protection. Permanent records and responsibility resident with the State Historic Preservation Office.

Archaeology Information:
James Robertson, staff archaeologist   
517-335-2637 or

Bridges and Cultural Resources: 
Lloyd Baldwin, cultural and historic resource coordinator   
517-241-2702 or 

Sigrid Bergland, cultural and historic resource coordinator
517-335-4229 or