House passes bill naming part of highway for former Rep. Plawecki

    Former Rep. Julie Plawecki

    A portion of a Wayne County highway will be named to honor former state Rep. Julie Plawecki, who died suddenly in 2016. 

    The House voted Thursday 102-7 on House Bill 4261, which names a stretch of Telegraph Road “Julie Plawecki Memorial Highway” in Dearborn Heights, where Plawecki lived with her family. 

    Jewell Jones

    Plawecki died in July 2016 from a heart attack while she was hiking with her daughters in Oregon. 

    The bill, introduced by state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster), Plawecki’s successor in the 11th District, will amend the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate a portion of US-24 in Wayne County.

    “Julie Plawecki Memorial Highway” will begin at the intersection of Highway US-24 and Highway M-153 in Wayne County and extend north to the intersection with Warren Avenue.

    Allison Donahue
    Allison Donahue covers education, women's issues, LGBTQ issues and immigration. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.

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