HIGHWAY AND LAND-USE RELATIONSHIPS IN INTERCHANGE AREAS, SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT NO.2' INTERCHANGE AREA DEVELOPMENT

THIS IS A REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF LAND DEVELOPMENT ADJACENT TO INTERCHANGES IN ILLINOIS. IT OUTLINES THE GENERAL EXTENT OF THE INTERCHANGE PROBLEM IN THE STATE. THE REPORT COVERS 146 INTERCHANGES OPEN TO TRAFFIC, 28 INTERCHANGES UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND 16 INTERCHANGE LOCATIONS PLANNED AND PROGRAMMED FOR CONSTRUCTION. AN ANALYSIS OF THE EMPIRICAL OBSERVATIONS OF THESE 190 INTERCHANGES AND INTERCHANGE SITES REVEALED THE FOLLOWING' A COMPARISON OF LAND USES SHOWED THAT 43 PERCENT OF RURAL FACILITIES WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF THE INTERCHANGES WERE COMPLETELY UNDEVELOPED WHILE ONLY 2 PERCENT OF THE SUBURBAN INTERCHANGES HAD NO DEVELOPMENT AROUND THEM. THE FACT THAT ONLY 4 PERCENT OF THE RURAL INTERCHANGES HAD SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL 4 QUADRANTS AS COMPARED TO 30 PERCENT OF THE SUBURBAN FACILITIES IS INTERPRETED AS AN INDICATION THAT IS NOT TOO LATE TO INITIATE LAND-USE PLANNING AND CONTROL. AN INTERESTING COMPARISON OF EXPRESSWAY INTERCHANGES WITH UNNUMBERED ROUTES VIS-A-VIS THOSE WITH NUMBERED ROUTES /FEDERAL AND STATE DESIGNATED HIGHWAYS/ SHOWED THAT THE INTERCHANGES WITH UNNUMBERED ROUTES HAD MORE EXTENSIVE LAND DEVELOPMENT THAN THOSE WITH NUMBERED ROUTES. APPROXIMATELY 75 PERCENT OF THE SUBURBAN INTERCHANGES AND 31 PERCENT OF RURAL INTERCHANGES EVIDENCED EXISTING OR POTENTIAL CAUSES OF CONGESTION SUCH AS THE EXISTENCE OF A MAJOR TRAFFIC GENERATOR NEARBY AND INSUFFICIENT CROSS-ROUTE CAPACITY. THE MOST PREVALENT CONGESTION PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED WAS THE LOCATION OF RAMP TERMINALS IN PROXIMITY TO TO POTENTIALLY HIGH-VOLUME INTERSECTIONS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-hps 1/54/, NOV63
  • Corporate Authors:

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    1771 West Howard Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60626
  • Publication Date: 1963-11

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  • Accession Number: 00240404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1994 12:00AM