Warren, Forest and Venango counties are following Mercer County's lead, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday.
Act 177 of 2012, signed Oct. 25, designates Route 62 in the three counties as the Warren County Veterans Highway, Forest County Veterans Highway and Venango County Veterans Highway.
The section of Route 62 in Mercer County was already designated the Mercer County Veterans Highway.
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U.S. Route 62 in Warren County will be designated the Warren County Veterans Highway as a part of a bundle of legislation renaming infrastructure across the state signed by Gov. Tom Corbett last Thursday.
State Reps. Kathy Rapp (Warren/McKean/Forest) and Scott Hutchinson (Venango/Butler) originally sponsored legislation to rename the sections of roadway which was later wrapped into a larger highway bill.
Act 177 names 14 bridges, nine highways, three interchanges, one bypass and one avenue, according to a press release enumerating recent legislation Corbett has signed into law.
"Our military veterans have done so much to defend our way of life and protect our country," Rapp said a joint press release with Hutchinson. "Renaming this road is just a small token of appreciation. We can never truly repay them for the sacrifices they've made on our country's behalf."
When the law takes effect in 60 days, the entirety of Route 62 in Pennsylvania, which spans four counties, will be renamed as the respective veterans highway of the county.