Obama To Get Stretch Of Freeway Named After Him
President Barack Obama may have been a student at Occidental College for a short time, but in honor of his service and temporary residence in Southern California, part of the 134 Freeway between the 210 Freeway and 2 Freeway interchanges is being renamed the President Barack H. Obama Freeway.
California legislators approved the move Tuesday.
It is the first freeway in the nation to be named for the former president.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino proposed the name change with the original idea stemming from Los Angeles activist John Gallogly. The vote was 38-0.
Obama used the stretch of freeway to commute to campus from the Pasadena home where he was living at the time.
That home has since had a plaque placed in front of it, which gave Gallogly the idea.
Private money will be raised to pay for new signs on the freeway. The signs could cost from $3K to $7K.