AN INVESTIGATION OF METHODS OF PROTECTING AND/OR REDUCING COST OF FUTURE RIGHTS-OF-WAY

INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED TO SUMMARIZE THE METHODS USED BY OTHER STATES AND TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES OF OPTIMIZING THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT'S RIGHT-OF-WAY EXPENDITURES SUGGESTIONS. THREE APPROACHES WERE UTILIZED: (1) A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF 12 STATES BY TELEPHONE, (2) BASED ON THE INITIAL SURVEY, A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS MAILED TO ALL 50 STATES, AND (3) INTERVIEWS WITH RIGHT-OF-WAY PERSONNEL WERE CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICTS OF THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. EVERY STATE INDICATED THAT RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION WAS ONE OF ITS MAJOR PROBLEMS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THERE IS NO SINGLE METHOD OF PRESERVING FUTURE RIGHT-OF-WAY. VIRGINIA'S RIGHT-OF-WAY PROGRAM APPEARS TO COMPARE FAVORABLY WITH METHODS EMPLOYED IN OTHER STATES. AN ANALYSIS OF THE DEPARTMENT'S RECORDS INDICATE THAT MORE DEFINITIVE LEGISLATION MAY BE NEEDED TO ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFSET DAMAGES BY THE ENHANCEMENT CREATED BY THE LOCATION OF A HIGHWAY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD CONSIDER WAYS OF EXPANDING THE JOINT USE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY CONCEPTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 32 Pp, 6 TaB, 40 REF, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Walton, L E
    • Savage, W R
  • Publication Date: 1967-12

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  • Accession Number: 00200855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1994 12:00AM