PROGRAM AND PROJECT PLANNING

A FIVE-YEAR STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM PLANNED IN CONNECTICUT IS DESCRIBED. ORIGIN AND DESTINATION STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE CENTRAL BUSINESS AREAS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERATORS OF TRAFFIC AND THAT RELIEF OF CONGESTION CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY SERVING THESE AREAS DIRECTLY. TEST RUNS HAVE SHOWN THAT AN EXPRESSWAY ROUTE PROVIDES ECONOMY OF MOTOR-VEHICLE OPERATION AND FREEDOM OF TRAVEL. THE EXTENT IS SHOWN TO WHICH THE URBAN TRAFFIC PROBLEM HAS EXPANDED THE STATE HIGHWAY PROGRAM. FUNDS NEEDED FOR THE STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM AND ESTIMATED REVENUES AVAILABLE TO THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ARE COMPARED. A FORECASTED 53 PERCENT INCREASE IN TRAFFIC MEANS FAR GREATER PERCENTAGE INCREASES IN THE MILEAGE OF TWO-LANE ROADS NEEDING RECONSTRUCTION TO PROVIDE MORE TRAFFIC CAPACITY. MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATES ARE MADE ON THE BASIS OF PLANNING SURVEY ANALYSES OF CURRENT COSTS FOR COMPARABLE PROJECTS. THE APPLICATION OF PLANNING SURVEY DATA TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND PLANNING PROBLEMS OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ARE OF GREAT BENEFIT.

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    • Jorgensen, Roy E
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  • Publication Date: 1947-7

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-33
  • Monograph Title: Report of committee on uses of highway planning survey data including special papers
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  • Accession Number: 00200251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1994 12:00AM