THE IMPACTS OF GRAIN SUBTERMINALS ON RURAL HIGHWAYS. VOLUME II

The development of subterminal-satellite elevator systems has altered the traditional pattern of grain traffic in many rural areas of North Dakota and the Upper Great Plains. The impacts of these changes on the rural highway network have not previously been researched. The purpose of this dissertation is twofold: (1) to quantify the impacts of subterminal development on pavement life-cycles and future highway financial needs, and (2) to develop a set of procedures which can be used elsewhere in the state or region to analyze similar problems in the future. This report, Volume II, contains five chapters. Chapter 1 sets forth the objectives of the report and provides a working definition of the problem. Chapter 2 outlines the research design and delineates the scope of the project. Chapter 3 builds the theoretical groundwork for modeling subterminal highway impacts. Chapter 4 describes the process of subterminal impact analysis in detail, and documents the procedures and data collection techniques which were used in the Devils Lake case study. Chapter 5 presents the results of the case study and summarizes the major findings of the investigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Dakota State University, Fargo

    1301 12th Avenue North
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105

    North Dakota State Highway Department

    State Highway Building, Capitol Grounds
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tolliver, D D
  • Publication Date: 1989-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 386 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Report No. 75
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM