LONG TERM ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY SD 50 BYPASS ON TYNDALL, SOUTH DAKOTA

ECONOMIC AND OTHER EFFECTS ARE STUDIED ON THE TOWN OF TYNDALL, SOUTH DAKOTA, RESULTING FROM THE CONSTRUCTION AND SUBSEQUENT USE OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY 50 BYPASS ROUTE. SALES FOR THE TOWN OF TYNDALL AS A WHOLE HAVE NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY THE EXISTENCE OF THE BYPASS ROUTE. THE NON- HIGHWAY ORIENTED TYPE OF BUSINESS PROSPERED REASONABLY WELL AND WAS UNAFFECTED OR AFFECTED POSITIVELY BY THE ADDITION OF THE BYPASS ROUTE. ADVERSE EFFECTS WERE NOTED BY THE RESEARCHERS ON HIGHWAY ORIENTED TYPES OF BUSINESSES (SERVICE STATIONS, RESTAURANTS, TAVERNS AND MOTELS). THE TRAFFIC PATTERN HAS, AS EXPECTED, CHANGED NOTICEABLY AFTER THE ADDITION OF THE BYPASS ROUTE. THE THROUGH TRAFFIC HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM TYNDALL'S BUSINESS DISTRICT AND STREETS WHICH RESULTED IN LESS TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND GREATER TRAFFIC SAFETY ALONG THE OLD ROUTE THROUGH TYNDALL. THE NEW HIGHER SPEED BYPASS FACILITY WAS THE SCENE OF A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY DURING THE YEAR 1966. THE DOLLAR VOLUME OF PROPERTY DAMAGE AND THE NUMBER OF INJURIES HAVE INCREASED DURING THE YEARS AFTER THE ADDITION OF THE BYPASS FACILITY. THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AND NUMBER OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THESE ACCIDENTS, HOWEVER, WERE LOWER EACH YEAR, EXCEPT DURING THE YEARS 1957 AND 1966, ON THE OLD AND THE NEW ROUTE ON SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY 50 AFTER THE ADDITION OF THE BYPASS ROUTE THAN THEY WERE ON THE OLD ROUTE THROUGH TYNDALL BEFORE THE ADDITION OF THE BYPASS ROUTE. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/3/, STATE-631/67
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota Department of Transportation

    700 East Broadway Avenue
    Pierre, SD  USA  57501

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wullweber, L D
  • Publication Date: 1967

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1994 12:00AM