df44/1237234394-houston.jpg Infrastructurist has a roundup of the "Seven Most Ridiculous New Roads being Built With Stimulus Money"—most of them highway extensions or bypasses that serve existing suburban sprawl or enable new sprawl in rural areas. On the list: a 142-mile-long new highway through Indiana farmland that would require the destruction of more than 1,000 acres of forest; a highway-widening project to serve southeastern New Hampshire residents who commute by car into Boston; and a fourth outer loop around Houston that would serve a ring of planned new exurbs. (Photo via Houston Freeways, an amazing catalogue of historical and current photos of Houston freeways, linked on Infrastructurist).