Hutchinson, Rapp Pleased Governor Signed Bill Naming Local Road in Honor of Veterans
HARRISBURG – Reps. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Butler) and Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/McKean/Forest) today applauded Gov. Tom Corbett, who signed into law a measure renaming a section of U.S. Route 62 that runs through Forest, Venango and Warren counties in honor of military veterans.
“This stretch of road will serve as a constant reminder of the men and women in uniform who served to maintain our country’s freedom,” Hutchinson said. “Their sacrifices should never be forgotten.”
The law renames the portion of U.S. Route 62 that runs through Venango County as the Venango County Veterans Highway. It similarly renames the road the Forest County Veterans Highway and Warren County Veterans Highway in those two counties.
While Rapp and Hutchinson originally introduced stand-alone legislation (House Bill 2243) to rename the three stretches of highway, their proposal was eventually amended into another comprehensive measure, House Bill 2460, which renames roads across the Commonwealth and was signed into law today.
“Our military veterans have done so much to defend our way of life and protect our country,” Rapp said. “Renaming this road is just a small token of appreciation. We can never truly repay them for the sacrifices they’ve made on our country’s behalf.”
Previously, Mercer County’s section of U.S. Route 62 was named the Mercer County Veterans Highway. Through this new law, the entire length of the portion of U.S. Route 62 in Pennsylvania will be named in honor of veterans from the respective counties.
The new law takes effect in 60 days.
State Representative Scott Hutchinson
64th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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