Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Reza Ahsan

Degree Program

Department of Geography and Geology

Degree Type

Master of Science


There are several problems in the study of the growth and analysis of roads and highways. The first purpose of the study is to determine the stages of expansion in the State Highway System of Kentucky with respect to the density and the types of roads in Kentucky. A comparison has been made with other states of the nation with regards to percentage of roads paved and the total road mileage during the same stages.

The second purpose of the study is to determine the structure of growth, locational pattern of roads and major nodal points. The third purpose of the study is to have a regionalized view of roads in the State. It has been postulated that different regions of the State will receive a varying degree of road expansion during particular periods of growth depending on the physical, social and economic conditions of the area.


Geography | Human Geography | Public Administration | Social History | Transportation | United States History