ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERSTATE ROUTE 71 ON NORTH CENTRAL OHIO

The objective of the study was to investigate the economic changes which occurred within the influence area of Interstate 71 in Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio in northeastern Ohio and to evaluate the extent to which I-71 was a contributing factor to these changes. Specific items investigated included changes in population, motor vehicle travel, real estate values, retail sales, and land use. The area of study encompassed two Ohio counties through which 37 miles of I-71 traversed. I-71 was located exclusively through rural development, although it passed within a mile or so of the cities of Mansfield and Ashland. The study was unable to establish a relationship between the development of I-71 and growth in the two-county region for those items investigated, except within the immediate vicinity of the I-71 Interchanges. At these Interchange areas, significant development occurred in gasoline service stations, restaurantes, and motels. The increase in assessed valuation of real property at the Interchange areas, due to this type of development, more than offset the loss in assessed valuation resulting from right-of-way taking for the entire 37 miles of I-71. /Author/

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 284 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-18-73 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM