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AHDS is part of the Appalachian Regional Commission The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a United States federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. ...


History

In 1964, the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC) reported to Congress that economic growth in Appalachia would not be possible until the Region’s isolation had been overcome. Because the cost of building highways through Appalachia’s mountainous terrain was high, the Region had never been served by adequate roads. Its network of narrow, winding, two-lane roads, snaking through narrow stream valleys or over mountaintops, was slow to drive, unsafe, and in many places worn out. The nation’s interstate highway system had largely bypassed the Appalachian Region, going through or around the Region’s rugged terrain as cost-effectively as possible. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a United States federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... Appalachia is a partly rural, partly urbanized and industrialized region in and around the Appalachian Mountains in the Eastern U.S. The Eastern Townships of southeastern Quebec exhibit some similarities to Appalachia. ...


The PARC report and the Appalachian governors placed top priority on a modern highway system as the key to economic development. As a result, Congress authorized the construction of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in the Appalachian Development Act of 1965. The ADHS was designed to generate economic development in previously isolated areas, supplement the interstate system, connect Appalachia to the interstate system, and provide access to areas within the Region as well as to markets in the rest of the nation.


The ADHS is currently authorized at 3,090 miles, including 65 miles added in January 2004 by Public Law 108-199. By the end of FY 2004, 2,627 miles—approximately 85 percent of the 3,090 miles authorized—were complete or under construction. Many of the remaining miles will be among the most expensive to build. Completion of the ADHS remains a top priority for ARC.


ADHS Corridors

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Appalachian Development Highway System Corridors
Corridor A Atlanta, GA - Waynesville, NC Corridor B Asheville, NC - Portsmouth, OH
Corridor C Portsmouth, OH - Columbus, OH Corridor D Cincinnati, OH - Bridgeport, WV
Corridor E Morgantown, WV - Hancock, MD Corridor F Caryville, TN - Jenkins, KY
Corridor G Jenkins, KY - Charleston, WV Corridor H Weston, WV - Strasburg, VA
Corridor I Winchester, KY - Whitesburg, KY Corridor J Chattanooga, TN - London, KY
Corridor K Cleveland, TN - Sylva, NC Corridor L Beckley, WV - Sutton, WV
Corridor M New Stanton, PA - Harrisburg, PA Corridor N Grantsville, MD - Ebensburg, PA
Corridor O Cumberland, MD - Bellefonte, PA Corridor P Lock Haven, PA - Milton, PA
Corridor Q Pikeville, KY - Christiansburg, VA Corridor R Campton, KY - Prestonsburg, KY
Corridor S White Pine, TN - Harrogate, TN Corridor T Erie, PA - Binghamton, NY
Corridor U Williamsport, PA - Elmira, NY Corridor V Batesville, MS - Chattanooga, TN
Corridor W Greenville, SC - Hendersonville, NC Corridor X Fulton, MS - Birmingham, AL
Corridor Z Columbus, GA - Jekyll Island, GA

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External links

  • AARoads - Appalachian Regional Commission Development Corridors (http://www.aaroads.com/arc/)

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Corridor D (Appalachian Development Highway System) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (527 words)
Corridor D is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System is travels from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Bridgeport, West Virginia, where it meets Interstate 79.
In 1965, Corridor D (U.S. Route 50) was one of 23 high-speed transportation corridors proposed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
The objective for the development of Corridor D was to provide access to major urban centers along the East Coast from points throughout the Midwest, while providing opportunities for economic development in Northwest West Virginia and Southeast Ohio.
CRS Report: 98-973 - Appalachian Development Highway Program(ADHP): An Overview - NLE (2053 words)
The PARC report argued that Appalachian development could not proceed until its regional isolation was overcome by its "penetration by an adequate transportation network." (2) Congress responded to the report by passing the Appalachian Regional Commission Act of 1965 (ARCA) (P.L.89-4).
The ADHP is administered by the ARC (12).
By statute, the ARC transmits to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation its designations of general corridor locations and termini of development highways, local access roads to be constructed, and priorities for the construction of segments of the development highways.
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