HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION AND APPALACHIAN DEVELOPMENT - THE IMPACT AND COSTS OF THE APPALACHIAN DEVELOPMENT HIGHWAY SYSTEM

ON 12 MAY 1965, FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1965, THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION ESTABLISHED CRITERIA FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT HIGHWAY SYSTEM AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT AND SELECTED THE CORRIDORS WITHIN WHICH THE HIGHWAYS WERE TO BE BUILT. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES PHASE I OF THE NEEDS STUDY FOR THE SYSTEM. IT ASSESSES THE IMPACT OF THE UNCOMPLETED SYSTEM ON THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PATTERNS OF THE REGION AND PRESENTS COST ESTIMATES FOR COMPLETING THE AUTHORIZED SYSTEM. IT ESTIMATES THE SEGMENTS OF THE SYSTEM THAT CAN BE FUNDED WITH FUNDS NOW AUTHORIZED AND IDENTIFIES THOSE SEGMENTS WHOSE CONSTRUCTION CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED UNDER PRESENT FUNDING. THE INFORMATION IS SUMMARIZED IN THREE WAYS: BY STATE AND REGION, BY CORRIDOR AND EACH STATE'S PORTION OF THE CORRIDOR, AND BY PRIORITY CLASSIFICATION WITHIN THE REGION AND EACH STATE. THE METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS ARE DESCRIBED. THE MAJOR TOPICS CONSIDERED ARE THE NEED FOR HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT IN APPALACHIA IN RELATIONS TO ITS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY, THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MARKETS OF THE REGION, DEVELOPMENT COST ESTIMATES, AND DETERMINATION OF CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES. THE FIVE APPENDICES TREAT ONE OF THE SELECTED CORRIDORS AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE HIGHWAY AS A DEVELOPMENT TOOL, 13 CASE STUDIES OF HIGHWAY ECONOMIC IMPACT IN THE REGION, NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT LOCATIONS IN THE REGION 1965--1969, UTILITIES RESPONDING TO AN IMPACT QUESTIONNAIRE, AND PRIORITIZATION OF HIGHWAY SYSTEM SEGMENTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rpt 13, 209 PP, 35 FIG, PHOTS, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Appalachian Regional Commission

    1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20235
  • Authors:
    • Duis, R W
    • Dudgeon, T H
    • Zitzmann, W
    • Fleming, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM