A stretch of the 134 Freeway has been named after President Barack Obama! 🇺🇸
As of this Thursday, the new President Barack H. Obama Highway runs through parts of Glendale, Pasadena and Eagle Rock between the 2 and 210 freeway! Though the legislation to rename the stretch was announced September of 2017 by the California State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, Angelenos are just now getting to see the newly installed sign.
Why Pasadena you ask? Well, the former President lived in Pasadena while he attended Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, which makes sense that the portion of the freeway which he traveled through is taking on his name.
Los Angeles received offers from outside the state to pay for the larger-than-life sign, but Portantino wanted to keep things local (’cause that’s how we do!) Plans for an official unveiling commemorating the frequented highway named after the 44th president are in the works to happen sometime next year.
With that being said – if Los Angeles is planning to name anything after President Trump in the near future, we have the perfect place in mind!