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Schwank Initiative to Rename Route 176 in Honor of Veterans Becomes Law
On February 15, 2018
Harrisburg, February 15, 2018 − A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf. Berks County’s inclusion in the bill was the result of the efforts of State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks).
Under the legislation, HB 1602, separate sections of the Morgantown Expressway between its intersections with Route 422 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike would be marked to recognize veterans of the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq and Afghanistan War, respectively.
“We must always remember what veterans have done for us, and this is one way we’ll preserve our gratitude,” Schwank said. “This legislation was brought to life by local veterans who wanted a way to honor their brothers-and sisters-in-arm.”