THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE ALONG WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXPRESSWAY

A STUDY WAS MADE BY THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT ON THE EFFECT OF EXPRESSWAYS AND PARKWAYS ON SURROUNDING LAND USES. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION OF WHAT INFLUENCES A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE WOULD HAVE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN WHICH PEOPLE BUILT THEIR HOMES AND INVESTED THEIR LIFE SAVINGS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE WIDER THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND THE MORE CARE TAKEN WITH THE ROADSIDE PRODUCED THE LEAST AMOUNT OF IMPACT ON SURROUNDING PROPERTY. THE EFFECT ON LAND VALUES DEPENDS ON THE CONVENIENCE OF THE ROAD. ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IS THE CORRIDOR THROUGH WHICH MOST OF THE WESTBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC MUST PASS FROM THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA. EXPRESSWAYS PLANNED TO FAIRFAX COUNTY THROUGH ARLINGTON COUNTY MUST BE LOCATED SO AS TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THEM AND NOT SPLIT UP EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS DISTRICTS.

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  • Accession Number: 00201857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM