EFFECT OF HIGHWAY LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT ON NEARBY PROPERTY

DATA WERE COLLECTED AND DISTURBANCES WERE MEASURED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL DISTURBANCES BY LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS ON NEARBY PROPERTY VALUES. THREE TYPE OF ANALYSES WERE MADE ON THE COLLECTED DATA: MAJOR-VARIABLE ANALYSIS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, AND INTERVIEW ANALYSIS. IN THE MAJOR-VARIABLE ANALYSIS, RELATIONSHIPS AND CORRELATIONS WERE EXAMINED BETWEEN SOUND LEVELS AND SOUND LEVEL REDUCTIONS AT SPECIFIC MEASUREMENT POINTS, AND OTHER VARIABLES SUCH AS SOUND LEVEL PERCEPTION, PRESENT TREE DIVERSITY, AND HOMEOWNERS' ATTITUDES OF BUYING ANOTHER HOUSE NEXT TO THE HIGHWAY. THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS EVALUATED THE EFFECT OF HIGHWAY DISTURBANCES AND LANDSCAPE/LANDFORMS ON PROPERTY VALUES. THE INTERVIEW ANALYSIS WAS USED TO EVALUATE SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS OR DISTURBANCES. IN A SUPPLEMENTARY STUDY, FIELD EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED TO DEFINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SOUND LEVEL REDUCTION AND VARIOUS LANDSCAPING/LANDFORM CONFIGURATIONS AND DISTANCES, INCLUDING HIGHWAY ELEVATIONS, DEPRESSIONS, AND LANDSCAPING WITH TREES AND BUSHES. THE FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS RECOMMENDED. IT IS THE OPINION OF THE RESEARCHERS THAT THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY HAVE THE MOST VALUE TO THE HIGHWAY ENGINEER IN SELECTING ROADWAY LANDFORMS AND IN SPECIFYING RIGHT-OF-WAY LANDSCAPING. HOWEVER, THE FINDINGS ARE ALSO OF VALUE TO A WIDE VARIETY OF PERSONS AND PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT GROUPS. SPECIFIC POSSIBLE USES OF THE RESULTS BY THESE PERSONS AND GROUPS ARE SUMMARIZED.

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  • Authors:
    • Brinton, J H
    • Bloom, J N
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 75
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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  • Accession Number: 00204786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1970 12:00AM