Stretch of U.S. 24 may be named after Phyllis Pond

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A resolution asking the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename part of U.S. 24 the “Phyllis J. Pond Memorial Highway” passed the Indiana House unanimously Thursday.

The section of U.S. 24 in question extends from U.S. 30 east of New Haven to State Line Road in Allen County.

Pond, a state lawmaker who spent decades representing part of Allen County -including New Haven- in the Indiana General Assembly, died in September.

The author of the resolution -Pond’s replacement, Casey Cox- said the honor would be an appropriate tribute to her legacy.

“Rep. Pond was a true public servant,” said Rep. Cox. “As a legislator and an educator, she was always dedicated to the betterment and well-being of our community and state.”

“[Pond] left enormous shoes to fill,” said Rep. Cox. “She led by example and stood firmly on her principles throughout her tenure, and I strive to do the same. Her commitment to public service left an imprint on our community and the Statehouse. I hope that in some small way, the renaming of the highway will remind folks of Phyllis and her always caring spirit.”

Final approval will be up to INDOT.


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