Thursday, February 2, 2017

US 395 Could Get New Name

U.S. 395 could be renamed the Thomas S. “Tom” Foley Memorial Highway under a proposal being considered by the Washington State Senate.

According to the Spokesman-Review, the House Transportation Committee yesterday was asked to support the change by State Transportation Commission. Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, said it would be a fitting honor for the 30-year congressman and former House speaker who “believed strongly in maintaining and improving infrastructure.”

During his tenure, Foley has a legacy of setting partisan differences aside and secured some $289 million for improvements on the highway, Riccelli said.

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