By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Renaming State Route 902 in honor of fallen heroes


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 11:37am

John McCallum

If a proposal submitted to the Washington State Transportation Commission is successful, State 902 through Medical Lake (shown here at the Craig Road roundabout) would be renamed as the "Gold Star Memorial Highway."

MEDICAL LAKE – A local veterans group has submitted a proposal to rename State Route 902 through Medical Lake as the "Gold Star Memorial Highway."

The Eastern Washington Veterans Task Force has submitted the proposal to rename the 12.36-mile route that runs from Interstate 90 exit 272 through Medical Lake and returns to I-90 at exit 264 to the Washington State Transportation Commission. The commission is schedule to take up the proposal once it reconvenes as COVID-19 phase restrictions allow, according to a May 12 news release, and has requested public comment.

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