HIGHWAY ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES TECHNIQUES

THE ACCUMULATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA RELATING TO THE IMPACT OF CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS FACILITIES UPON THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY COMPLEX IS A CONTINUING FUNCTION WITHIN THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. THE CONTROL CENTER IS THE LAND ECONOMIC STUDIES SECTION OF THE RIGHT OF WAY DEPARTMENT. THE HIGHWAY LAND ECONOMIC STUDIES WERE AN OBJEC- TIVE INQUIRY INTO THE PROBLEMS OF APPRAISAL AND NEGOTIATION ACTIVITY IN THE ACQUISITION OF HIGHWAY RIGHTS OF WAY. TECHNIQUES WHICH EVOLVED AS A NECESSARY CONSEQUENCE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY LAND ECONOMIC STUDIES ACTIVITY, ARE DISCUSSED, SUCH AS COMPARATIVE BASE, BASIC TECHNIQUES, LAND SALES, SALES TAX RETURNS, PERSONAL INTERVIEW, RIGHT OF WAY ACTIVITY, AND COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FACTS DEVELOPED. SOME OF THE MORE NOTABLE BENEFITS OBTAINED FROM A SOUND LAND ECONOMIC STUDY PROGRAM WERE: (1) MORE ACCURATE APPRAISALS, (2) BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ACCESS CONTROLLED HIGHWAYS AFFECTED PROPERTY, (3) ASSISTANCE TO RIGHT OF WAY AGENT FOR PROPERTY OF ACQUISITION, AND (4) REDUCTION OF COSTLY DELAYS IN NEW HIGHWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION BY SUPPLYING INFORMATION ON HOW COMMUNITY WILL BE AFFECTED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 123 Pp, 33 FIG, 1 TAB, 31 PHOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Publication Date: 1958-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1971 12:00AM