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Schwank Initiative to Rename Route 176 in Honor of Veterans Passes Senate
On December 13, 2017
Harrisburg, December 13, 2017 A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was approved today by the Pennsylvania Senate. 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.
“Local veterans came to me with this idea because they wanted a way to honor their brothers-and sisters-in-arm, and to encourage the public to remember what they did for us,” Schwank said. “I’m thrilled that it’s moving a step closer to becoming reality.”
Because the Senate amended the bill to include the Berks County highway, it now returns to the House of Representatives for its approval before it can be sent to Governor.