HISTORY OF THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM IN INDIANA. VOLUME I, VOLUME II, VOLUME III--PART I

This history which covers the period from the 1930's through 1972, reconstructs the planning, development and implementation of the Interstate Highway Program. The traditional role of transportation in the economy and the role of government in highway development is described, and the need for an interregional super highway system and the goals and objectives of the Interstate Program are documented. The highway needs and programs developed by numerous studies in the period between the 1930's and 1956 are detailed. The program as set forth in the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is described in terms of policies and construction time, the utilization of manpower, the use of material and equipment, and financing. The research includes, among others, such aspects as Interstate route location, the public hearing process, the decision-making process and interagency cooperation, the environmental statement process, multiple use and joint development, and the evolution of the land acquisition process and other processes and policies. The designation of Interstate Routes in Indiana and the specific history of the Indiana system are covered in detail. This report also assess the relationship between revenues, expenditures, and cost completion estimates. A gross overview of the benefits and impacts of the Interstate development on the Indiana Citizens is also presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Ripple, D A
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 487 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-75-26-27-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM