AN ANALYSIS OF THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF I-80 IN SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING

THE MAJOR COST ITEMS IN THE CORRIDOR CONSISTED OF CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES AND MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES. THE PRIMARY BENEFITS ESTIMATED WERE CHANGES IN TRAVEL TIME, VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS, AND ACCIDENT RATES. THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIRECT BENEFITS AND COSTS WERE ALSO DISCUSSED. RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH SHOWED THAT THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGHED THE COSTS. WHEN ALL COSTS INCURRED AND BENEFITS ACCRUED FROM THE TIME PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING BEGAN ON I-80 CORRIDOR THROUGH 1990 WERE DISCOUNTED, THE PRESENT VALUES OF COSTS AND BENEFITS WERE EQUATED BY A DISCOUNT RATE OF 6.14 PERCENT. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No UWDOBER-71-03
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Division of Business and Economic Research
    Laramie, WY  USA  82071

    Wyoming State Highway Department

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  • Authors:
    • Potter, K R
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1973 12:00AM