STATE AND LOCAL HIGHWAY PLANNING IN MICHIGAN

EFFECTIVE URBAN HIGHWAY PLANNING MUST BE COORDINATED WITH THE URBAN REBUILDING PROGRAMS. THERE HAS TO BE A MUTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY PLANNER AND THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PLANNER ON A SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS, AND THE PROPOSED SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH AND CONSISTENT WITH EXISTING AND PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. A HIGHWAY PLANNING REPORT CHECKLIST HAS BEEN DEVISED. IN IT, FOUR MAJOR STEPS FORM THE PROCEDURE OF A HIGHWAY PLANNING ANALYSIS (1) AN INVENTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA INVOLVED BY THE PROPOSED ROUTE TO DETERMINE ALL PRESENT CONDITIONS, (2) A FORECAST OF FUTURE CONDITIONS BASED ON EXISTING CONDITIONS AND ESTABLISHED TRENDS, (3) AN ANALYSIS OF WHAT MUST BE DONE TO PROVIDE POSSIBLE ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS TO SATISFY FORECASTED FUTURE CONDITIONS, AND (4) A RECOMMENDATION ON THE BASIS OF COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES OF THE BEST ALIGNMENT AND DESIGN FOR A HIGHWAY FACILITY.

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  • Monograph Title: Urban transportation planning: concepts and application
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  • Accession Number: 00200236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1994 12:00AM