THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF I-80 ON SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING: A SUMMARY

A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE METHODOLOGY EMPLOYED AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN EACH PHASE IS PRESENTED. THE PROJECT PHASES CONSISTED ON INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSES OF THE CORRIDOR AND OF A SINGLE COMMUNITY IN THE CORRIDOR, A TRAVELER SPENDING SURVEY, A LAND USE STUDY, AND A BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS. RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE PERIPHERALLY BY-PASSED CITIES IN THE CORRIDOR WERE NOT AFFECTED ADVERSELY BY THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY WHILE THE RURAL VILLAGES AND TOWNS LOCATED ALONG I-80 OR SOME DISTANCE FROM THE INTERSTATE WERE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. THE EXISTENCE OF I-80 HAS INCREASED TOTAL TRAVELER SPENDING IN THE CORRIDOR CITIES, BUT DECREASED SUCH SPENDING IN THE RURAL AREAS. CHANGES IN LAND USE PATTERNS OCCURED AS PRIVATE INVESTMENT TOOK PLACE NEAR THE INTERSTATE ACCESS POINTS IN AN EFFORT TO SECURE A LOCATIONAL ADVANTAGE. THE INTERSTATE FUNCTIONED TO STIMULATE THE TRANSFER TO POPULATION, LAND, VALUES, INCOME, AND INTENSE LAND USE FROM RURAL AREAS TO URBAN POPULATION CENTERS. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • REPORT NO UWDOBER-71-04
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Division of Business and Economic Research
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Wyoming State Highway Department

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 167 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1973 12:00AM