Two Maryland lawmakers want to rename state highway as 'President Barack Obama Highway'

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 09:07:23-05

MARYLAND — Two Maryland state senators have filed a bill that would require the State Highway Administration to designate a state highway as the "President Barack Obama Highway."

Maryland Route 210, is currently known as Indian Head Highway.

Senate Bill 213, was co-filed by Arthur Ellis, of Charles County, and by Obie Patterson, of Prince George's County.

A fiscal and policy note filed on the legislation after the bill's first reading, says it would cost about $12,500 in the fiscal year 2022 to design, construct and install new signs for the road if it were to be designated as the "President Barack Obama Highway," but that an official renaming would cost much more.

The bill has been referred to the finance committee and has not yet had a second reading, according to the Maryland General Assembly website.