Community and Environmental Impact of Highway Investment Decisions

Report No: 70-R53

Published in 1971

About the report:

The primary objectives of this study were (1) to determine the state of the art of procedures for the investigation and evaluation of the community and environmental impact of investments in highway facilities, (2) to develop in detail those investigative and evaluative procedures for use by the Virginia Department of Highways, and (3) to establish a methodology for determining the probable impact of an urban highway on the environment it traverses.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • James E. Lewis, L. Ellis Walton

Last updated: February 12, 2024

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