A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 ON CHAMBERS COUNTY, TEXAS

THIS IS A REPORT INVOLVING RESEARCH IN A RURAL AREA ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 ABOUT 50 MILES EAST OF HOUSTON, BETWEEN STATE HIGHWAY 61 AND WINNIE, IN CHAMBERS COUNTY. A BEFORE AND AFTER ANALYSIS OF SALES ALONG THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY AND IN A NEARBY CONTROL AREA, INDICATES POSITIVE LAND VALUE INFLUENCES TRACEABLE TO THE BUILDING OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10. THE LAND USE CHANGES IN THE STUDY AREA WERE TO HIGHER USES WITH NEW COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES APPEARING NEAR THE INTERCHANGES. THE RESEARCHER CONCLUDES THAT THE PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS SUGGESTS THAT THE ECONOMIC BASE OF CHAMBERS COUNTY HAS BEEN MODESTLY STIMULATED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10. DURING THE PERIOD FROM 1958 TO 1963 RETAIL TRADE SALES INCREASED FROM $8 MILLION TO $11 MILLION. BANK DEPOSITS INCREASED BY OVER FIFTY PERCENT FROM 1959 TO 1964. COUNTY TAX VALUATIONS FOR THE PERIOD 1959 TO 1964 INCREASED FROM SLIGHTLY OVER $40 MILLION TO NEARLY $62 MILLION. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/6/, 2-10-57-4-10
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 25 1994 12:00AM