A METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF RAILROAD ABANDONMENT ON RURAL HIGHWAYS

This report develops a methodology for the impact of railroad abandonment on existing highways and bridges and application of the procedure to two case studies in Indiana. The indicated effects are in increased deterioration of some pavements and hence a required additional amount of resurfacing material and in increased emphasis on replacement of inadequate bridges and traffic congestion in some areas. A dollar effect of the additional resurfacing is calculated for the two case studies and emphasizes increased financial needs which railroad abandonment will have on rural highways in Indiana.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Purnell, L O
  • Publication Date: 1976-1-13

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 217 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-36-54NN Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM