AREA DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION

THE EFFECTS OF HIGHWAYS ON DISTRESSED OR REDEVELOPMENT AREAS ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO OBJECTIVES OF THE AREA REDEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1963. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE PAST AND ANTICIPATED EFFECTS OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM ON DISTRESSED AREAS. THE MAJOR TYPES OF DISTRESSED AREAS ARE IDENTIFIED AND THE DIFFERENT EFFECTS THAT CAN BE ANTICIPATED AS A RESULT OF THE CONSTRUCTION /OR LACK OF CONSTRUCTION/ OF IMPROVED HIGHWAYS. SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS OF THE LOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM ARE EXAMINED. EXAMPLES DRAWN FROM EXPERIENCE IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN REGION AND IN SEVERAL PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND ARE USED FOR ILLUSTRATION. AREAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH IN REGARD TO THE UTILIZATION OF HIGHWAYS ARE SUGGESTED TO ASSIST IN PROGRAMS DEALING WITH ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREAS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 24-31
  • Monograph Title: Consequences of highway improvement
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 23 1994 12:00AM