_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana department
of transportation to designate old U.S. 27 as a national historical road.
Whereas, Old U.S. 27 has contributed a significant
economic and social benefit to the state of Indiana by serving
as a major north to south artery for commerce from northern
Michigan to southern Florida, including a 175 mile stretch
along Indiana's eastern border;
Whereas, These economic and social benefits contributed
to the growth and prosperity of the state of Indiana;
Whereas, The designation of old U.S. 27 as a national
historic road would increase tourism and lead to increased
economic development; and
Whereas, There is a great need to preserve and promote
old U.S. 27 due to the important role it has played in our
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly supports the effort
to designate old U.S. 27 as a historical road that will promote tourism
and economic development opportunities in Indiana.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the commissioner of the Indiana department of transportation.