TRC1904 - Developing an Evidence-Based Framework for Bypass and Widening Projects and the Effects on Communities

The objective of this research is to provide evidence-based guidance to improve understanding of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of transportation improvement projects in Arkansas, specifically, bypasses and widening construction projects. The methods to accomplish the project goal include a literature review, review of data, Econworks integration, evaluation of impacts, development of a simplified methodology for Planning studies, and documentation for public outreach. Estimating and assessing economic, social, and environmental impacts will be done by way of: collecting historical sales tax, employment, population statistics, conducting interviews with community leaders and residents, and collecting accident statistics (safety impact).


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $228022
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Project Managers:

      Borgeson, JD

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hernandez, Sarah

      Jebaraj, Mervin

    • Start Date: 20180725
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200724
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200831

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01698874
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TRC1904
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 14 2019 3:55PM