SEVERANCE DAMAGE STUDY, CASES 1-65

THIS REPORT GIVES THE FINDINGS FROM 65 CASE STUDIES CONCERNED WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC EFFECT OF A TAKING ON THE REMAINING LAND AFTER PART WAS TAKEN FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG A CONTROLLED ACCESS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY OR A FOUR-LANE FREE-ACCESS HIGHWAY IN LOUISIANA. THE FOLLOWING BOARD CONCLUSIONS HAVE BEEN DRAWN AS A RESULT OF THESE CASE STUDIES' /1/. MOST PROPERTIES WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF AN INTERSTATE INTERCHANGE OR LOCATED WITH FRONTAGE ON A SERVICE ROAD WILL INCREASE IN VALUE BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. /2/. THERE IS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VALUE OF A REMAINDER AND ITS POSITION IN RELATION TO AN INTERSTATE ROUTE. /3/. THE AMOUNT OF INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF A PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF A TAKING IS AFFECTED BY THE USE OF THE PROPERTY BEFORE THE TAKING. /4/. THE APPRAISERS FOR THE TAKINGS WERE FAIRLY CONSISTENT IN AWARDING SEVERANCE DAMAGE IN EXCESS OF THE DAMAGES THAT WERE ACTUALLY INCURRED. /5/. COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES NEEDING DESIRABLE LOCATIONS INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS ARE NOW /1966/ AC- QUIRING THESE SITES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION MAPS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-/4/, StATE 63-1R
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Tech University, Ruston

    Ruston, LA  USA  71272

    Louisiana Department of Highways

    P.O. Box 44245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70804
  • Authors:
    • Rives, W R
    • Jones, E C
    • Oglesby, D L
    • Lindhorst, W K
    • Risinger, B R
  • Publication Date: 1967-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM