'Donald J Trump Highway': Missouri politician wants to dedicate part of I-55 to President Trump

By 97.1 FM Talk

ST. LOUIS (97.1 FM TALK) - An approximately 2-mile stretch of highway in the St. Louis area would be renamed "Donald J Trump Highway," according to a new bill introduced by Missouri State Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman.

House Bill No. 674 states, Interstate 55 between State Highway 141 to Richardson Road in Jefferson County would be dedicated to the President. The department of transportation would place signs showing the designation that would be "paid by private donations."

The bill was introduced Wednesday as Missouri lawmakers began a new legislative session.

Coleman announced the bill publically via a press release that was sent the same day that thousands of supporters of President Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest of the certification of President-elect Joe Biden.

A couple of miles north of the proposed stretch of highway in Coleman's bill, also on I-55, has already been dedicated the "Rosa Parks Highway." That 1-mile section sits between Lindbergh Boulevard and Butler Hill Road.

Coleman, a Republican, represents parts of Jefferson and St. Louis counties (District 97) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November of 2018.