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Ros-Lehtinen's Resolution Is Approved By The House: Recognizes The Designation Of The Keys Stretch Of US1 As An "All-American Road"

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Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is pleased that a Resolution she authored regarding the Florida Keys stretch of US1 was approved by the House today, Wednesday. The Resolution recognizes the designation of the stretch of US1 in the Florida Keys as an "All-American Road."

This is the first "All American Road" designation in Florida and one of only 30 in the entire nation. Thus, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen found it appropriate to have the US House on record as recognizing this great and well deserved designation for US1 in the Florida Keys. The Resolution had the full support of the entire Florida Congressional Delegation.

The 100 plus mile stretch of US 1, from Key Largo to Key West, was designated an "All-American Road" this past October 2009. This designation culminated years of hard work by local groups and residents who recognized the historical significance of US1 in the Keys. The Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance, which includes different Chambers of Commerce throughout the Florida Keys, other organizations and Keys residents, was instrumental in getting this designation; therefore they must share the credit for today's vote in the US House.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, "Today's vote to approve this Resolution places the House on record as supporting this important designation for our very own US 1 road. Anyone who has been on this stretch of US 1 is impressed by the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention the history going back to Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad. I thank my colleagues for their overwhelming support of this Resolution."


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