Effects of highway bypasses on five Montana communities.
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Effects of highway bypasses on five Montana communities.

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Published in Helena .
Written in English



  • Montana.


  • Express highways -- Economic aspects -- Montana

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Edition Notes

Statement[By Gene L. Erion.
ContributionsErion, Gene L., Montana. State Highway Commission. Planning Survey Section., United States. Bureau of Public Roads.
LC ClassificationsHE356.M85 M6
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 61 p.
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6010648M
LC Control Number66065101

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A relief route is a segment of a highway that moves traffic around the central business district of a city. Planners perceive it as a means of enhancing mobil-ity and often associate regional economic progress with construction of bypasses. Though a bypass often means safer, quieter, less-congested down-towns, the communities receiving a bypass. the bypass hurt downtown retail and service sales. The overall conclusions of the review by Thompsom et al. () study are as follows: • The construction of a bypass has either no effect or a modest negative effect on the community; • The opening of a bypass route reduces aggregate retail sales, but does not have a significant effect on. Measuring Highway Bypass Impacts on Small Town Business Districts Article in Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 12(3) - November with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Effects of Bypasses on Communities Highway improvements such as bypass construction typically are motivated by a desire to improve the flow and safety of travel. But, given the importance of travel, transportation improvement projects often can affect the local economy and quality of life. This study assesses these potential impacts.

Billings Bypass Project Overview. The Billings Bypass project is a multi-phase project that will result in a new arterial roadway. The new road will begin at the Johnson Lane Interchange in Lockwood, Montana, span the Yellowstone River, and connect to the Highway /Highway 87 intersection in the Heights neighborhood of Billings. The property is currently close to the highway (approx m). The highway is currently slow (50km/h) but there are plans for a bypass which will speed it up to km/hour. I am aware there will potentially be noise and visual impacts although visual is considered minimal as the property will face away from the highway.   Seattle: “I-5 was built through the city’s oldest blue-collar community, despite residents’ concerns they’d be isolated from the rest of the city.”. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and .

  Jackson, Montana, is another favorite place of mine in Beaverhead County. Located on Montana Highway , far away from any neighborhoods, the town dates to the s, as. this area of the Big Hole Valley opened up to ranching. Its name came from Anton Jackson, the first postmaster; the town still has a historic post office building even though its. Northern Pacific Railroad. And when U.S. Highway 10 was designated through the city in the s–first known as the Yellowstone Trail–it used Montana Avenue to pass through Billings. The bright, shiny, and busy appearance of Montana Avenue in this second decade of the 21st century, however, is a fairly recent phenomenon. 5,). Each control community has a State Highway running through the community. Economic trends in each bypass community were compared with trends in the appropriate control group category. The study staff also mapped attributes of the bypass communities using a variety of business databases, land use maps, and community profiles as sources. Several highway bypass studies have explored the economic effects on small communities (). These effects can take many forms, such as a drop or increase in retail sales, em­ ployment, or personal income. Highway bypasses have been reported to have seriously affected highway-oriented busi­.