Estimated Construction Period Impact of Widening U.S. 59 in Houston, Texas
Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System, 1997 - Business relocation - 152 pages
The upgrading and widening of highways over the state, especially in urban areas, are causing the directly affected businesses and property owners to inquire about the possible negative economic impacts of such construction. This paper document the during-construction effects of widening a 3.5 km (2.2 mi) section of U.S. 59, in Houston, Texas, from a 6-lane freeway with a 4-lane service road to a 10-lane freeway and a 6-lane service road. Construction had not been completed when this report was written. Collected data includes information on abutting businesses' estimation of the construction impact on their businesses and property values, and on the traffic volumes, travel times, and accident rates of the highway.
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59 During Construction 59 in Houston abutting property abutting U.S. 59 air pollution level benefit-cost ratio business managers thought Businesses Businesses Businesses Change During Construction Change in Number Commercial Property Values Construction After Construction Construction in Houston Construction on U.S. construction Table County property values Due to Construction due to rounding Eastex Freeway ﬁgures freeway widening frontage road full-time employees Gross Sales Harris County Appraisal Harris County property Houston property values million noise level Non-Relocated Residents nonabutting number of accidents Number of Businesses number of customers number of full-time number of parking number of part-time Number of Percent Opinions part-time employees Percent of Businesses Percent of Number percent thought property tax revenue property values decreased property values fell Real relocated residents Residences Residences Residences residential property values Responding Business Managers right-of-way Sales Tax Revenue tax rates Texas Transportation Institute traffic volume TxDOT U.S. Census Bureau U.S. HIGHWAY 59 Vacant Property Values