ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 ON TOWNS IN NORTH-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

THIS REPORT CONCERNS THE IMPACT OF INTERSTATE 35 ON THE ECONOMIES OF GUTHRIE, PERRY, MULHALL, ORLANDO, TONKAWA, BLACKWELL, AND BRAMAN. THE MAIN PARAMETERS WERE SALES TAX COLLECTIONS, GALLONAGE, LANDUSE AND LAND VALUES. YEARLY CHANGES IN THE VALUES WERE ANALYZED FOR PERIODS BEFORE AND AFTER I-35 WAS BUILT, AND THESE TRENDS WERE COMPARED TO THOSE OF COMPARISON TOWNS. THE STUDY PERIOD EXTENDED FROM 1956 THROUGH 1967. THE SEVEN TOWNS ALONG I-35, TAKEN AS A WHOLE, BENEFITED ECONOMICALLY FROM THE NEW FACILITY. CERTAIN TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND CERTAIN AREAS WERE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. ON THE OLD HIGHWAYS (U.S. 77 AND U.S. 177), HIGHWAY ORIENTED BUSINESSES SHOWED DECLINING TRENDS BUT OTHER BUSINESS TYPES WERE GENERALLY NOT AFFECTED BY I-35. POSITIONS WITHIN THE TOWN NOT LOCATED ON THE MAJOR HIGHWAYS REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE IN THEIR TRENDS. MANY BUSINESSES WERE BUILT AT THE INTERCHANGES AND OTHER EXISTING FIRMS RELOCATED NEARER THE INTERSTATE. ALL OF THESE SHOWED RISING TRENDS WHICH USUALLY OFFSET LOSSES BY BUSINESSES ON THE OLD ROUTES. IT IS IMPLIED IN THE REPORT THAT TOWNS THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE PROXIMITY OF INTERSTATE 35 BENEFITED MORE THAN THE TOWNS THAT WERE UNRECEPTIVE OR DID NOT UTILIZE THEIR INTERCHANGES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma Department of Highways

    Research and Development Division, Jim Thorpe Building
    Oklahoma City, OK  USA  73105
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, R D
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 293 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 11 1974 12:00AM