Part of the historic “mother road” might get a new name if two Oklahoma senators get their way.
According to the Kansas City Star, state senators Nathan Dahm and Marty Quinn filed a bill to rename a section of Route 66 after President Donald Trump.
Sen. Dahm announced the proposal in an Instagram post where he said “this allows us to memorialize all the great things that have been accomplished just 3 years into his first term and with 1 year until his re-election.”
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Route 66 was completed in 1926 and connects Chicago to Southern California. There are nearly 2,500 miles of the road, and the proposed renaming for Trump runs about 13 miles through Ottawa County in Oklahoma.
A number of comments on the Instagram post were negative, some asking why a stretch of historic road would be renamed after a president with no Oklahoma ties and still serving his first term.
According to KRMG radio, the bill could be voted on next February.