RAYMOND E. WILT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY - OFFICIAL DESIGNATION Act of Nov. 1, 1979, P.L. 254, No. 85 Cl. 87 AN ACT Naming a portion of Highway Route No. I-279 in Allegheny County, the "Raymond E. Wilt Memorial Highway." WHEREAS, During his lifetime, Representative Raymond E. Wilt was active in both local and State governmental affairs; and WHEREAS, Representative Wilt served as a member of the Ross Township Volunteer Fire Company, the Ross Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and as a Justice of the Peace; and WHEREAS, The Honorable Mr. Wilt represented the 29th Legislative District, Allegheny County, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 20 years; and WHEREAS, Mr. Wilt was first elected to the House in 1951 and had continuous service up to and including the year 1970; and WHEREAS, During his tenure in the House of Representatives, he served as Chairman of the House Committee on Highways and as a member of the former Pennsylvania Highway Commission. While serving in these capacities, Mr. Wilt participated in the revitalization of Pennsylvania's highway network, including the interstate, primary and secondary highway systems which led to the expansion of untold economic development in the areas affected by such improvements; and WHEREAS, Following his retirement from the House of Representatives, Representative Wilt continued to serve the Commonwealth as an original member of the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission during the period of 1971 to 1976; and WHEREAS, To all those who knew him, Mr. Wilt was above all else, a true gentleman and friend; therefore in recognition of former Representative Raymond E. Wilt's dedicated public service; The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. Sections four, five and six of Highway Route No. I-279 (Legislative Route 10221) extending from the Perrysville Avenue Interchange in Ross Township, Allegheny County, to the Five Point Interchange in Franklin Park Borough, Allegheny County, shall hereafter be known and shall be designated and posted by the Department of Transportation as the "Raymond E. Wilt Memorial Highway." Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.