DOI

10.5703/1288284314320

Report Number

FHWA/IN/JTRP-2008/16

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the long-term impacts of bypasses on small- and medium-sized communities in Indiana. Interviews were conducted with community officials and individuals familiar with the history of each bypassed community. Statistical models were developed to analyze economic impacts across a number of key indicators including payroll and employment in various industry sectors. Lessons learned from this study vary from county to county and across industry sectors. The findings of this study will be used to develop a concise guide that will provide guidance to both Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials and community officials as to how to best adapt to the presence of the bypass.

Keywords

bypass, economic development, economic impact, case studies, statistical analysis, SPR-3094

SPR Number

3094

Project Number

C-36-64Q

File Number

3-5-17

Performing Organization

Joint Transportation Research Program

Publisher Place

West Lafayette, Indiana

Date of this Version

8-2009