GEOGRAPHIC IMPACT OF HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF THE U.S. HIGHWAY 99 RELOCATION AND A RESULTING BYPASS ON BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY, AND GENERAL FEATURES OF COMMUNITY LIFE IN MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON. THE STUDY PERIOD, JANUARY 1953 TO DECEMBER 1955, PERMITTED A COMPARISON OF STUDY AREA WITH NEARBY AREAS BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE BYPASS IN NOVEMBER 1954. THE PRINCIPAL FACTORS USED FOR COMPARISONS WERE: (1) RETAIL SALES DATA, (2) LAND VALUES, AND (3) TAX DATA. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT: (1) HEATING EQUIPMENT DEALERS WERE DOING ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH BUSINESS IN THE "AFTER" PERIOD AS IN THE "BEFORE" PERIOD, (2) EATING AND DRINKING PLACES WERE DOING ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF BUSINESS IN THE TWO PERIODS, AND (3) THERE WAS A NET GAIN TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE BUSINESSES EXPERIENCING INCREASED SALES HAD AN ABSOLUTE INCREASE GREATER THAN THOSE BUSINESSES EXPERIENCING DECREASED SALES DURING THE TIME PERIOD ANAYZED. /VHRC/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hwy EconomiC STUDIES, 139 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • Garrison, W L
    • Marts, M E
  • Publication Date: 1958-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Virginia Highway Research Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1970 12:00AM