Highway to Sin City

January 11, 2012

Steve Goldstein talks to Dr. Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West about the benefits of a highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and why one hasn't been built yet...

Lang says that, according to the old interstate rule in1956, Arizona didn't qualify for a highway. He says that growth in the Southwest makes Arizona and Nevada necessary to connect with a highway. Even with slowing growth, the sizes of the cities need a highway to keep up with the volume of people traveling back and forth.

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