The Sacramento Bee: ‘President Barack H. Obama Freeway’ en route to California
Soon Southern California drivers could be cruising along the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway.”
A resolution passed by the state Senate this week would name a roughly four-mile stretch of Highway 134 in Eagle Rock and Pasadena after the 44th president, waiving the usual practice that honorees be deceased before the highway designation is bestowed.
Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, said Obama drove along Highway 134 from his then apartment to the Occidental campus. After successfully pushing the plaque, residents in Portantino’s district suggested naming the freeway, between Highway 2 and Interstate 210, in Obama’s honor, he said.
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