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--- Quote from: jeffandnicole on September 29, 2021, 05:31:02 PM ---
--- Quote from: 1 on September 29, 2021, 05:21:13 PM ---He was a senator for 36 years. That's enough to get something named after you even if he hadn't become president.

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That would make more sense if the highway was in the state where he was a senator.

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Well, he was born in Scranton. That probably has something to do with it.

jp the roadgeek:
Aka "You know, the road thing".  Would've rather they named it after Dwight Schrute.  He's done more in 49 years.

ixnay:

--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on September 29, 2021, 05:38:56 PM ---Here is a link about it. (https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/lackawanna-county/biden-expressway-sign-work-slows-i-81-traffic/523-3cf4f5b2-6a9b-477a-b7d1-9e8431cdc23e).

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As soon as I saw the thread title I figured the CSE (CSX? :)  :rolleyes:) was the one getting the honor.*  The WNEP link confirms it.

*Is Rep. McDade's name still on the North Scranton Expy., or was his name removed?

hbelkins:
Two comments before the inevitable lock:

1.) I've seen photos that show the greenout done in FHWA, leaving only the bottom line in Clearview. I'm shocked -- shocked -- that Pennsylvania has abandoned Clearview.

2.) Several have commented that regardless of the politician being feted -- meaning not specific to Biden -- they don't approve of things being named after people who are still alive. I disagree. I think it should be done while people are still around to appreciate the honor.

machias:
On the bright side it wasn't numbered I-999 or that's something.

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