ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

THIS PAPER REPORTS THE METHODOLOGY AND ANALYZES SOME OF THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS DRAWN IN A RECENT STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RURAL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN A SIX-COUNTY RURAL KENTUCKY AREA. IT EXAMINES THE BASIC HYPOTHESES MADE AND TESTED, AND ATTEMPTS TO SUGGEST HOW AND TO WHAT EXTENT THE ANALYSIS AND MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE KENTUCKY STUDY MAY BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER RURAL AREAS. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OVER A RELATIVELY LARGE AND VARIED GEOGRAPHICAL AREA FOR THE PERIOD 1950 TO 1960 AND RELIED HEAVILY ON DATA FROM FIELD INVESTIGATION. THE AREA WAS LARGE ENOUGH TO ALLOW COMPARISON OF MARKET STRUCTURES IN INSTANCES WHERE THERE HAD BEEN SUBSTANTIAL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS WITH MARKET PATTERNS IN SIMILAR CASES WHERE FEW ALL-WEATHER RURAL ROADS EXIST. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-13
  • Monograph Title: Consequences of highway improvement
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  • Accession Number: 00201105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1994 12:00AM