New Highways Will Generate Development
"The planners and politicians who suggested delaying the western leg of the Outer Loop and eliminating the southern stretch altogether had a simple premise: A new highway through open land won't just move traffic. It will also generate new offices, shopping centers and houses that make traffic problems worse. The idea of delaying any part of the loop quickly collapsed under the weight of opposition from people who want the highway. But anyone seeking proof of the loop's power to spawn development needn't look far."
Thanks to Chris Steins