THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND URBAN STRUCTURE: A FORCE FOR CHANGE IN RHODE ISLAND

The study shows how the metropolitan structure of one State, Rhode Island, has changed in response to Interstate highways and of how decisionmaking for Interstate highways in this state was influenced by a concern for metropolitan development. Between 1956 and 1975 Rhode Island completed its 70-mile-system of Interstate highways at a cost of about $300 million. During this period profound changes occurred in the patterns of urban development and in travel patterns. This study documents and analyzes those changes, focusing on land development patterns, on economic impacts, and on design features of both the freeways and the landscape.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation, Providence. Prepared in cooperation with Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Narragansett

    Narragansett, RI  USA  02882

    Rhode Island School of Design

    29 Waterman
    Providence, RI  USA  02906

    Federal Highway Administration

    Division of Socio-Economic Studies, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Rhode Island Department of Transportation

    State Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI  USA  02903
  • Authors:
    • Hammerschlag, D
    • Barber, B K
    • Everett, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 162 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/SES-76/11 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM