A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION PROCESS AS IT RELATES TO RELOCATION

THE MODERN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TOWARD HIGHWAY PLANNING TRIES TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION NOT ONLY THE INTERESTS OF THE ARTICULATE AND POLITICALLY POWERFUL SEGMENTS BUT ALSO THE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF THOSE WHO LACK POLITICAL POWER. THE CURRENT APPROACH TO PLANNING IS TO CONTINUOUSLY REVIEW PROJECTS PROGRAMMED FOR FUTURE CONSTRUCTION SO THAT THEY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES OCCURRING THROUGHOUT THE REGION DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN THE INITIAL PROJECT PLANNING AND ITS ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION. ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEMS IS TO IDENTIFY THE GOALS AND VALUES OF A COMMUNITY AND TO EVALUATE THEM IN TERMS OF ALL THE OTHER FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE ALIGNMENTS ARE STUDIED AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF EACH ALIGNMENT AS TO BOTH CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITIES TRAVERSED. THE COMMUNITY MUST PARTICIPATE IN THIS PLANNING PROCESS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND TO EXPRESS ATTITUDES. CURRENT PLANNING STUDIES FOR CORRIDOR AND ROUTE LOCATION MUST PROVIDE THE ADMINISTRATOR WITH SOME RATIONAL BASES FOR DETERMINING ROUTE SELECTION CONSIDERING NOT ONLY RIGHT-OF-WAY AND CONSTRUCTION COST, BUT ALSO IMPACTS OF THE ADJOINING PROPERTY AND COMMUNITIES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 28-29
  • Monograph Title: RELOCATION: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM