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.
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.