BOONE, U.S. 30 RELOCATION ECONOMIC STUDY

A REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND OTHER EFFECTS OF THE RELOCATION OF U.S. 30 IN THE BOONE, IOWA, AREA ON THE CITY OF BOONE IS PRESENTED. INDICATORS SUCH AS TAXABLE RETAIL SALES, LAND USE, INDUSTRY, EMPLOYMENT, ZONING AND TRAFFIC PATTERNS WERE CONSIDERED IN THIS STUDY. METHODOLOGY INCLUDED THE BEFORE AND AFTER APPROACH AND ALSO THE CONTROL CITY (WEBSTER CITY) AND CONTROL AREA APPROACHES. THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS SEGREGATED IOWA'S COUNTIES INTO HOMOGENEOUS ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND POLITICAL BASES. ECONOMIC AREA 2B, AS WELL AS AN AVERAGE OF TEN SELECTED CITIES WITHIN THIS AREA WERE USED AS CONTROLS. DATA FROM THE STATE OF IOWA WERE COLLECTED AND ANALYZED FOR THE PERIODS BEFORE AND AFTER THE OPENING OF THE RELOCATED U.S. 30. AMONG THE FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH WERE THAT: (1) RETAIL SALES IN THE STUDY CITY,BOONE, WERE NOT NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT FROM THE CONTROL TOWN, WEBSTER CITY, WITH RECORDED INCREASES OF 23.5 PERCENT IN BOONE, 22.1 PERCENT IN WEBSTER CITY, AND 31.7 PERCENT IN ECONOMIC AREA 2B, AND 31.6 PERCENT IN THE STATE OF IOWA, (2) DECREASES OF SERVICE STATION SALES IN BOONE WERE THE CONSEQUENSES OF MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP CHANGES AS WELL AS THE LOSS IN TRADE TO THROUGH TRAFFIC, (3) SERVICE STATIONS REMAINING IN OPERATION HAVE MODERNIZED THEIR FACILITIES TO BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE AND ARE OFFERING MORE MERCHANDISE TO THE LOCAL CUSTOMER, (4) LAND IS NOW BEING MORE FULLY UTILIZED WITH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE MAJOR FEEDER STREET TO U.S. 30, AND (5) THE DECREASED TRAFFIC ON OLD U.S. 30 HAS MADE IT A STREET THAT CAN ADEQUATELY HANDLE THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE COMBINED TRAFFIC ON BOTH ROUTES HAD INCREASED BY 21 PERCENT IN 1967 OVER 1959. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, 770 (59), HPR-1 (5)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State Highway Commission

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  USA  50010

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-12

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  • Accession Number: 00201212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1994 12:00AM