Gov. Whitmer signs bill to designate portion of M-10 the ‘Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway’

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 08:43:53-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill that will officially designate a portion of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) the Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway.

The portion of M-10 that will honor the Queen of Soul is located between Livernois and I-94 in Detroit.

The bill was signed Monday, July 8, after passing in the Senate back in June.

“Aretha Franklin was an American icon. She began her career here in the heart of Detroit," Whitmer said. "Her creativity and voice contributed to our musical and cultural history in Michigan. I’m honored to be able to dedicate a portion of the M-10 freeway to remember Aretha and all she did for our state.”

House Bill 4060 was introduced by State Rep. Leslie Love.