A STUDY OF ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 45 ON HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS

A STUDY CONDUCTED IN 1959 MEASURED THE EFFECT OF A SECTION OF INTERSTATE 45, WHICH BYPASSED THE TOWN OF HUNTSVILLE, ON BUSINESS ACTIVITY, LAND USE AND VALUE, AND TRAFFIC. THIS STUDY SHOWED' /1/ OVERALL ECONOMIC GROWTH IN HUNTSVILLE WAS NOT IMPAIRED, /2/ GROSS BUSINESS SALES WERE UP 49.0 PERCENT IN STUDY AREAS, UP 20.5 PERCENT IN HUNTSVILLE, AND UP 19.8 PERCENT IN TEXAS, /3/ PROBABLE HIGHWAY INFLUENCE OF $2,376 PER ACRE ON UNIMPROVED ACREAGE TRACTS IN STUDY AREA AND OF $2,105 ON IMPROVED ACREAGE TRACTS, /4/ UNIMPROVED SUBDIVIDED LAND WAS UP 53 PERCENT IN VALUE IN STUDY AREA WITH NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE FOR IMPROVED, AND /5/ TRAFFIC VOLUME WAS UP ABOUT 62 PERCENT IN INTERSTATE 45 AND THE SECTION OF OLD US 75 TRAVERSING THE TOWN, AND DOWN 51 PERCENT ON OLD US 75. TRAFFIC-SERVING BUSINESS SALES WERE UP 2.4 PERCENT ON THE OLD ROUTE /WITH 8.5 PERCENT LOSS FOR SERVICE STATIONS/ AND 29.0 PERCENT FOR OLD AND NEW ROUTES COMBINED. TRAFFIC VOLUME IN INTERSTATE 45 IN 1964 WAS MORE THAN 1,000 VEHICLES GREATER THAN THE VOLUME ON US 75 IN 1958.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/5/, AUG 1966
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 14 1994 12:00AM