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Economic Impact Study of Completing the Appalachian Development Highway System

November 22, 2013
Case Studies, Economic Development, Resources

This economic impact study was prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission to estimate the economic impacts, benefits and costs of completing the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS). The report assesses the travel performance, trade and economic development impacts directly related to completing the ADHS. It also addresses connectivity, accessibility and network effects to determine how the corridor improvements connect Appalachian people and businesses to other highway facilities, multimodal transportation and economic markets. Results of this study include a full range of transportation performance and economic development indicators categorized into travel efficiency benefits, direct economic impacts, total economic impacts and benefit/cost analysis. Click here to view the report.