CANON-MCMILLAN ALUMNI BRIDGE, FRANCIS H. "BUD" SCHERER, ROY W. CORNELL,
 WILLIAM F. RENWICK AND DOMINIC P. SERAPIGLIA MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS, DR. RAY
 F. BIRCHARD MEMORIAL BRIDGE, MAYOR JOHN D. MCCLELLAND HONORARY HIGHWAY,
                "GATEWAYS TO EAST/WEST/PA" - DESIGNATIONS
                 Act of Nov. 29, 2006, P.L. 1615, No. 183             Cl. 87
                             Session of 2006
                               No. 2006-183

     SB 1206

                                  AN ACT

     Amending the act of June 15, 2006 (P.L.200, No.47), entitled "An
        act designating the bridge carrying State Route 1025 over
        Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington County,
        as the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge," further providing for
        the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge designation; designating
        State Route 830 extending from Interstate 80 to the DuBois-
        Jefferson County Airport in Washington Township, Jefferson
        County, as the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway;
        designating the portion of U.S. 6 in Linesville Borough,
        Crawford County, as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the West" and
        "Gateway to Pennsylvania" and the portion of U.S. 6 in
        Matamoras Borough, Pike County, as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the
        East" and "Gateway to Pennsylvania"; designating the bridge
        on Interstate 79 crossing U.S. Route 6N in Washington
        Township, Erie County, as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial
        Bridge; designating Front Street from Allegheny Avenue to
        Rocky Grove Avenue in the Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango
        County, as the Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway;
        designating SR 255 from SR 948, Fox Township, Elk County, to
        the former St. Marys Borough line in Elk County as the
        William F. Renwick Memorial Highway; designating State Route
        263 in Hatboro, Montgomery County, as the Roy W. Cornell
        Memorial Highway; and renaming the portion of State Route 837
        in the city limits of Clairton, Allegheny County, as the
        Dominic P. Serapiglia Memorial Highway.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The title and section 1(a) of the act of June 15,
     2006 (P.L.200, No.47), entitled "An act designating the bridge
     carrying State Route 1025 over Interstate 79 in North Strabane
     Township, Washington County, as the Canon-McMillan Alumni
     Bridge," are amended to read:
                                  AN ACT
     Designating the bridge carrying State Route [1025] 1035 over
        Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington County,
        as the Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge[.]; designating State
        Route 830 extending from Interstate 80 to the DuBois-
        Jefferson County Airport in Washington Township, Jefferson
        County, as the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway;
        designating the portion of U.S. 6 in Linesville Borough,
        Crawford County, as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the West" and
        "Gateway to Pennsylvania" and the portion of U.S. 6 in
        Matamoras Borough, Pike County, as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the
        East" and "Gateway to Pennsylvania"; designating the bridge
        on Interstate 79 crossing U.S. Route 6N in Washington
        Township, Erie County, as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial
        Bridge; designating Front Street from Allegheny Avenue to
        Rocky Grove Avenue in the Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango
        County, as the Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway;
        designating SR 255 from SR 948, Fox Township, Elk County, to
        the former St. Mary's Borough line in Elk County as the
        William F. Renwick Memorial Highway; designating State Route
        263 in Hatboro, Montgomery County, as the Roy W. Cornell
        Memorial Highway; and renaming the portion of State Route 837
        in the city limits of Clairton, Allegheny County, as the
        Dominic P. Serapiglia Memorial Highway.
      Section 1.  Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge.
        (a)  Designation.--The bridge carrying State Route [1025]
     1035 over Interstate 79 in North Strabane Township, Washington
     County, is designated and shall be known as the Canon-McMillan
     Alumni Bridge.
        * * *
        Section 2.  The act is amended by adding sections to read:
      Section 1.1.  Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway.
        (a)  Designation.--State Route 830 extending from Interstate
     80 to the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport in Washington
     Township, Jefferson County, is designated and shall be known as
     the Francis H. "Bud" Scherer Memorial Highway.
        (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
     designated in subsection (a) at each end of the designated road.
      Section 1.2.  U.S. 6 Gateway designation.
        (a)  Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
     follows:
            (1)  Historic U.S. 6 is the longest highway ever
        established in the United States, stretching 3,652 miles from
        Provincetown on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, all the way to Long
        Beach Island in California.
            (2)  In October 1925, as part of a recommended 75,884-
        mile U.S. numbered highway system, the Joint Board on
        Interstate Highways proposed U.S. 6 from Provincetown,
        Massachusetts, through Rhode Island and Connecticut and
        stretching to Brewster, New York.
            (3)  By the time the debates on this system concluded and
        the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO)
        approved the proposal, U.S. 6 consisted of 707 miles
        stretching from Provincetown to Erie, Pennsylvania. A large
        gap in this route (through New York) was filled in 1928.
            (4)  The historic highway began as an entity in November
        1926 when the American Association of State Highway Officials
        adopted the Federal numbering system for marking the nation's
        main interstate highways.
            (5)  U.S. 6 was signed in 1926, and in the early years
        its western terminus was in Erie, Pennsylvania.
            (6)  In 1938 U.S. 6 was widened from Clarks Summit to
        Scranton and Milford to the New York State line.
            (7)  Once known as the Theodore Roosevelt Highway, U.S. 6
        was formally dedicated as the Grand Army of the Republic
        Highway at a ceremony in Long Beach, California, on May 3,
        1953.
            (8)  U.S. 6 runs exactly 399.81 miles in Pennsylvania.
            (9)  With origins that predate the American Colonies,
        U.S. 6 has grown as the United States has grown--from the
        Appalachian Mountains of New York and Pennsylvania, to the
        Great Plains of Iowa and Nebraska, to the Rocky Mountains of
        Colorado and Utah, U.S. 6 connects big cities like Cleveland
        and Denver, state capitals like Providence and Des Moines and
        small hamlets like Nappanee, Indiana, and Ely, Nevada. These
        towns and regions could benefit greatly from protecting and
        promoting this historic resource.
            (10)  This historic transcontinental highway continues to
        be one of the most unique and scenic roadways in the world
        and is a valuable resource worth protecting and showcasing.
            (11)  Pennsylvania has authorized the U.S. 6 Heritage
        Corridor as the Commonwealth's twelfth heritage park,
        stretching through 11 northern counties.
            (12)  The corridor connects four State heritage areas and
        two national heritage areas, traverses through the Pocono
        Mountains, Endless Mountains, Allegheny Mountains, the
        Allegheny National Forest and two large State forest tracts,
        is close to at least 19 State parks and serves as an entry
        point for the Great Lakes Region, the Pennsylvania Northeast
        Mountain Region as well as the "Pennsylvania Wilds"--an
        initiative aimed at increasing nature-based tourism in the
        State's north-central counties.
            (13)  The Pennsylvania entry points, Linesville in
        Crawford County and Matamoras in Pike County, have long been
        considered as the Pennsylvania gateways to the west and east,
        respectively.
            (14)  Linesville, which is the 500-mile marker between
        New York and Chicago, is a borough located in Crawford County
        with a population of approximately 1,155.
            (15)  Linesville will be the future home of the National
        U.S. Route 6 Museum, which will highlight the impact and
        importance of U.S. 6 on the development of our country and
        will provide opportunities to educate the public on its
        historic and current significance.
            (16)  Matamoras is a borough located in Pike County with
        a population of approximately 2,312.
        (b)  Designation.--
            (1)  The portion of U.S. 6 in Linesville Borough,
        Crawford County, is designated as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the
        West" for westbound traffic and "Gateway to Pennsylvania" for
        eastbound traffic.
            (2)  The portion of U.S. 6 in Matamoras Borough, Pike
        County, is designated as the U.S. 6 "Gateway to the East" for
        eastbound traffic and "Gateway to Pennsylvania" for westbound
        traffic.
        (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall, in
     consultation with the Boroughs of Linesville and Matamoras,
     erect and maintain signs to indicate the designations under
     subsection (b).
      Section 1.3.  Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge.
        (a)  Declaration of policy.--The General Assembly finds and
     declares as follows:
            (1)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard was born in 1926 in Cambridge
        Springs and graduated in 1949 from New York State College of
        Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
            (2)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard served the public and the
        community as a member of the Washington Township Zoning
        Hearing Board from March 1979 until April 1993. He further
        served on the General McLane School Board and was an active
        member of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical
        Association, the Masonic Lodge in Edinboro and countless
        other community and civic organizations until his death on
        September 7, 2006.
            (3)  Dr. Ray F. Birchard was dedicated to serving the
        public and the community, and he did so with distinction and
        a true spirit of community and family.
        (b)  Designation.--The bridge on Interstate 79 crossing U.S.
     Route 6N in Washington Township, Erie County, is hereby
     designated as the Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge.
        (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain appropriate signs to indicate the designation under
     subsection (b).
      Section 1.4.  Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway.
        (a)  Designation.--Front Street, a section of State Route
     4002 from Pennsylvania Routes 8 and 62 to Pennsylvania Route 417
     in the village of Rocky Grove, Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango
     County, is designated and shall be known as the Mayor John D.
     McClelland Honorary Highway.
        (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
     designated in subsection (a) at each end of the designated road.
      Section 1.5.  William F. Renwick Memorial Highway.
        (a)  Findings.--William F. Renwick was a former member of the
     Pennsylvania House of Representatives who passed away February
     28, 1981, at the age of 65. He was a United States Marine Corps
     veteran of World War II, was first elected to the House of
     Representatives in 1954 and served for 24 consecutive years
     until 1978. He was a leader in sportsmen's and environmental
     issues, a member of St. Marys Sportsmen's Club and chairman of
     the Game and Fisheries Committee of the House of
     Representatives. He served as a member of St. Marys Borough
     Council from 1945 to 1949 and was an active member of the
     Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Benevolent and
     Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Renwick was highly respected and
     admired by his constituents and colleagues as an honest and
     dedicated politician who was committed to the well-being of his
     community and the citizens of this Commonwealth.
        (b)  Designation.--State Route 255 from State Route 948, Fox
     Township, Elk County, to the former St. Marys Borough line in
     Elk County is designated and shall be known as the William F.
     Renwick Memorial Highway.
        (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
     designated in subsection (b) at each end of the designated
     highway.
      Section 1.6.  Roy W. Cornell Memorial Highway.
        (a)  Declaration of policy.--The General Assembly finds and
     declares as follows:
            (1)  Roy W. Cornell was born in 1943 in Abington and
        graduated in 1961 from Hatboro-Horsham High School. He was
        elected to the General Assembly in 1978 and served this
        Commonwealth with distinction until his death on January 1,
        2004.
            (2)  Roy W. Cornell served the public as a member of
        Hatboro Borough Council from 1972 until 1978 and served as
        Hatboro Borough Council President for two of those years.
            (3)  Roy W. Cornell was a member of the Association of
        Title Examiners, the Eastern Montgomery County Board of
        Realtors, the W.K. Bray Lodge 410, Free and Accepted Masons,
        the Montgomery County Boroughs Association and the Hatboro
        Borough Planning Commission.
            (4)  Roy W. Cornell was a dedicated public servant to the
        Borough of Hatboro and the 152nd Legislative District for
        over 30 years.
        (b)  Designation.--State Route 263 in Hatboro Borough,
     Montgomery County, is hereby designated as the Roy W. Cornell
     Memorial Highway.
        (c)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain appropriate signs to indicate the designation under
     subsection (b).
      Section 1.7.  Dominic P. Serapiglia Memorial Highway.
        (a)  Renaming.--The portion of State Route 837 in the city
     limits of Clairton, Allegheny County, is renamed the Dominic P.
     Serapiglia Memorial Highway.
        (b)  Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
     maintain signs which shall display the name of the highway
     renamed in subsection (a) at each end of the designated road.
        Section 3.  All acts and parts of acts are repealed insofar
     as they are inconsistent with this act.
        Section 4.  This act shall take effect as follows:
            (1)  The addition of section 1.1 of the act shall take
        effect July 31, 2007.
            (2)  The addition of sections 1.2, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 of
        the act shall take effect in 60 days.
            (3)  The remainder of this act shall take effect
        immediately.

     APPROVED--The 29th day of November, A. D. 2006.

     EDWARD G. RENDELL