THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY PROBLEM

DUTIES AND KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR A GOOD HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT ARE DESCRIBED. THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING LAND ECONOMIC STUDIES AND PRELIMINARY APPRAISALS PRIOR TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT'S INVOLVEMENT IS STRESSED. ADMINISTRATION MUST KNOW THE RATIO OF RIGHT-OF-WAY EXPENDITURES, OVERHEAD COST PER PARCEL, THE RATIO OF RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEARANCE COST TO LAND VALUES, AND PRODUCTION RESULTS FROM EACH MAN WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. ECONOMIC EFFECT STUDIES MUST BE CONDUCTED UPON BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE, BOTH RURAL AND URBAN, BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS IN THE RURAL AREAS AND FREEWAYS IN THE URBAN AREAS. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEARANCE FUNCTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. A LAW PERMITTING THE ACQUISITION OF EXCESS PARCELS IN URBAN AREAS IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ORGANIZATION. IMPROVEMENT IS NEEDED IN APPRAISAL TECHNIQUES.

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  • Authors:
    • Balfour, Frank C
  • Publication Date: 1949-4

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  • Monograph Title: Land Acquisition and Control of Highway Access and Adjacent Areas Report Committee and Four Papers
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  • Accession Number: 00238541
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM