This paper describes the results of a study of interchange development patterns on Interstate highways in South Carolina. Data obtained at 131 interchanges were used to examine the relationships between the number of service stations, restaurants, motels, and non-highway-oriented businesses located at interchanges and five interchange characteristics. The interchange characteristics were ADT on the Interstate, ADT on the intersecting highway, distance to and population of communities within 10 miles of the intersection, distance to nearest major urban center, and distances to adjacent interchanges on the Interstate highway. The relationships between interchange development and interchange characteristics can be used to obtain rough estimates of anticipate development at proposed interchange. Although the interchange development patterns and the relationships between development and interchange characteristics are directly applicable only in South Carolina, the data can be applied in other states with similar economic, geographic, and demographic conditions, especially in the southeastern United States.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 23-36
  • Monograph Title: Social, economic, behavioral and urban growth considerations in planning
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  • Accession Number: 00081003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023513
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM