ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HIGHWAY CHANGE ON TWO SMALL GEORGIA COMMUNITIES

THE CHANGE IN THE LOCAL ECONOMIES WAS INVESTIGATED DUE TO A MAJOR HIGHWAY BY-PASS, INTERSTATE 75. THERE WAS AN INITIAL DECLINE IN BUSINESS BUT THIS REVERSED AS CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSED AND THE FACILITY WAS OPENED TO TRAFFIC. THROUGHOUT THE STUDY PERIOD THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN LAND VALUES. THE RESULTS OF THE TIFTON STUDY DEMONSTRATED WHAT COULD BE CONSIDERED A TYPICAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ON A SMALL COMMUNITY, WHEREAS IN JONESBORO, THE TRUE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE HIGHWAY BY-PASS WAS MASKED BECAUSE OF ITS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ATLANTA, A REGIONAL ECONOMIC CENTER. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Hpr-pr-1(3), STATE NO 1(50)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia State College

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    Georgia State Highway Department

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    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • WALLACE, R S
    • Lemly, J H
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1994 12:00AM