A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 45 ON CONROE, TEXAS

THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE NEW BY-PASS ROUTE /IH 45/ ON THE CONROE STUDY WERE MEASURED AND ANALYZED IN TERMS OF CHANGES IN LAND VALUES, LAND USES, BUSINESS ACTIVITIES, TRAVEL PATTERN AND GENERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. THE SUMMARY OF THESE FINDINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS' /1/ IH 45 INCREASED STUDY AREA LAND VALUES CONSIDERABLY, /2/ IH 45 HAS HAD A SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON LAND USE CHANGES, /3/ IH 45 INFLUENCED BUSINESS ACTIVITY CONSIDERABLY, /4/ IH 45 SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED THE TRAVEL PATTERN OF HIGHWAY USERS, AND ESSENTIALLY THE MAJORITY OF THE THROUGH TRAFFIC, INCLUDING TRUCKS, WAS SUCCESSFULLY ROUTED AROUND CONROE. /5/ CONROE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN ECONOMIC GROWTH SINCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF IH 45.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/6/, 2-10-57-4-11
  • 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

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Buffington, J L
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1994 12:00AM