HIGHWAY SEVERANCE STUDY NUMBER 9, WESTERN KENTUCKY PARKWAY, ELIZABETHTOWN TO LEITCHFIELD

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO ANALYZE THE GENERAL EFFECTS OF INTERSTATE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION ON ADJOINING FARMLAND, AND THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS AS REFLECTED BY THE PURCHASE AND SALES OF PROPERTY ADJOINING THE RIGHT-OF- WAY SUBSEQUENT TO THE TAKING. THE STUDY AREA SELECTED PROVIDED A CROSS SECTION OF FARMS IN VARIOUS STATES OF CULTIVATION, INCLUDING POTENTIALLY HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE LAND TO VERY MARGINAL FARMLAND. AMONG THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY WERE: (1) THAT THE MERE NUMBER OF PROPERTY OWNERS ADJOINING A LANDLOCKED TRACT HAS NOT NECESSARILY INFLUENCED ITS AFTER VALUE, (2) THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE ISOLATED (64%) AND MAIN (88%) TRACTS WERE PURCHASED BY INDIVIDUALS AS HOMESITES WITH ALL THE PURCHASERS OF MAIN TRACTS HOLDING FULL-TIME OFF-FARM EMPLOYMENT, AND (3) THAT MOST FARMERS IN THE STUDY AREA HAVE MADE ONE OR MORE OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS BECAUSE OF THE SEPARATION OF THEIR ACREAGE BY THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TAKING, SUCH AS THE SALE OF ALL OR PART OF THEIR REMAINDER TRACT, THE REARRANGEMENT OF INTERNAL FENCING, FIELD REALINEMENTS, DIGGING PONDS TO REPLACE STOCK WATER TAKEN FOR THE RIGHT-OF- WAY, AND CONVERTING OF ACREAGE TO THE FEED GRAIN PROGRAM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Hpr-1 (2), 63-28
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kentucky Department Highways

    Division of Right-of-way
    ,   United States 

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    Division of Research
    ,   United States 
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1994 12:00AM