TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden that would rename New Jersey Route 55 as “Veterans Memorial Highway” was approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.
“This measure would provide a way for South Jerseyans to honor the soldiers who serve our State and country so well,” saidSenator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “By renaming this highway to honor our troops, we would be establishing the first highway in the State to honor veterans of the Armed Forces. These men and women risk their lives to make sure that we are able to enjoy the freedoms and luxuries we have, and it is only fitting to honor them in this way.”
Senator Madden’s bill, S-1421, would rename Route 55 as “Veterans Memorial Highway”, and appropriate $2,500 in funding for appropriate signage.
Route 55 is a highway that runs from Deptford to Cape May.
This bill now heads to the full Senate for approval.