SEVERANCE CASE STUDIES-BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FINDINGS AND THEIR APPLICATION

AMOUNTS BEING RECEIVED BY OWNERS OF LAND TAKEN FOR HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF INTERSTATE AND DEFENSE HIGHWAYS AND OTHER FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS, AS PAYMENTS FOR LAND TAKEN, DAMAGES AND SALES, OFTEN TOTAL MORE THAN HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED ACCORDING TO FINDINGS FROM STUDIES OF SEVERANCE EFFECTS. RECEIPTS OFTEN HAVE TOTALED MORE THAN THE ESTIMATED VALUES, AND LOSSES HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY FEW AND SMALL. THE DISPARITIES IN THE ESTIMATED VALUES AND THE ACTUAL VALUES SHOWN BY ANALYSES OF FINDINGS-FROM THE CASE STUDIES IN THE PUBLIC ROADS SEVERANCE EFFECTS BANK AND 2,262 NARRATIVE REPORTS ON REMINDER SALES-EMPHASIZE THE SAVINGS THAT CAN BE MADE. THE FINDINGS ALSO INDICATE THAT UNDERPAYMENTS TO LANDOWNERS SOMETIMES ARE BEING MADE. THE IMPORTANCE OF APPLYING THE AVAILABLE FINDINGS FROM PREVIOUS CASE STUDIES TO NEW ACQUISITIONS IS STRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE. ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE POSSIBLE SOURCE/S/ OF INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY FOR CURRENT ACQUISITIONS THAT INVOLVE TAKING FOR UNUSUAL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SUCH AS CHURCHES, GOLF COURSES, AND/OR SCHOOLS. BY APPLYING THESE FINDINGS, HIGHWAY TAKINGS CAN BE EVALUATED MORE CLOSELY SO THAT RIGHT-OF-WAY CAN BE ACQUIRED ECONOMICALLY AND OWNERS CAN BE PAID EQUABLY. FINDINGS FROM THE PUBLIC ROADS SEVERANCE BANK OF CASES HAVE BEEN EVALUATED ACCORDING TO THE BENEFITS OR LOSSES TO LANDOWNERS, AND FINDINGS FROM 2,262 REMINDER SALES HAVE BEEN ANALYZED ON AN AGGREGATE BASIS FOR DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. SOME OF THE FACETS OF THE ANALYSES PERTAINED TO THE RELATION OF ESTIMATED VALUES OF REMAINDER SALES TO USAGE BEFORE AND AFTER SEVERANCE, AND WHETHER THE REMAINDER WAS LANDLOCKED OR LOCATED NEAR AN INTERCHANGE. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 34, No 7, PP 145-150
  • Authors:
    • Thiel, F I
  • Publication Date: 1966-4

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  • Created Date: Jul 12 1994 12:00AM