- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An updated proposal would designate a portion of the Interstate 96 business route in Lansing in honor of a firefighter killed while collecting donations for charity.

Democratic state Rep. Tom Cochran of Mason originally proposed renaming Interstate 496 in Lansing after Dennis Rodeman, who was struck Sept. 9, but the roadway already has a designation for Ransom E. Olds, the namesake of Oldsmobile.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1QDGRkx ) that Cochran updated his proposal following opposition from those wanting to preserve Olds’ automobile legacy.

The updated bill from Cochran to use the “Lansing Firefighter Dennis E. Rodeman Memorial Highway” designation has been passed by the state House. The bill would only create the designation, but Cochran says the hope is to have memorial signs in place.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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