PLANNING THE INTERREGIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM

INTERREGIONAL HIGHWAYS HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THIS COUNTRY FROM ITS EARLIEST DAYS. THEIR CHARACTER AND EXTENT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LIMITED BY AVAILABLE FUNDS, WHICH, IN TURN, HAVE DEPENDED UPON THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE MODE OF TRANSPORT THAT HAS USED THEM. THE PRESENT NEED OF A BALANCED INTERREGIONAL SYSTEM OF FREE HIGHWAYS TO SERVE THE RESPECTIVE NEEDS OF THE REGIONS TRAVERSED AS WELL AS THE NEEDS FOR LONGER INTERREGIONAL MOVEMENTS IS APPARENT. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD MAINLY BE MADE UP OF THE MOST DIRECT ROUTES BETWEEN THE MAJOR CENTERS OF POPULATION AND THE BELTS OF HEAVIEST POPULATION. A TENTATIVELY DEFINED INTERREGIONAL SYSTEM IS LOCATED AND THE NEEDS OF THE SYSTEM ARE DISCUSSED. DESIGN STANDARDS ARE GIVEN AND COST ESTIMATES ON BOTH A LONG TERM PROGRAM AND AN EMERGENCY PROGRAM ARE QUOTED. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SYSTEM IN GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS IS ANALYZED AND PRELIMINARY INDICATIONS OF THE USE, COST OF OPERATING, AND EARNING CAPACITY OF THE SYSTEM ARE DEVELOPED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 20, pp 44-92, 21 FIG, 19 TAB, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Hilts, H E
  • Publication Date: 1941

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-6, 1940
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM