Highway Construction Related Business Impacts: Phase I and Phase II: FHWA-WY-04/01F and FHWA-WY-05/04F
Business owners are typically quite concerned when a highway construction project is proposed near their businesses. Even though construction projects are only temporary situations, many business owners worry about the level of impact and the length and magnitude of the recovery period.
Currently little information that quantifies the estimated business impacts exists nationwide and none that is specific to Wyoming. The intent of this study is to investigate the business-related impacts due to highway construction projects in Wyoming.
The findings from this research effort, Phase I and Phase II, will result in tools to address the concerns of business owners and response to unsupported statements of business owners on future projects. Quantified estimates of both the perceived and actual business impacts from previous projects will be included and mitigation techniques for future projects to minimize the construction impact and to foster better relationships with adjacent business owners.