Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Signs

The State of Illinois now posts roadside memorial signs for victims of reckless driving. I applied for a sign for Jessica and Kelli in January. Just as I was finishing my post about leaving Springfield without their law being passed, I received a phone call from IDOT telling me their sign was up. Perfect timing.

The sign is actually posted on Illinois Highway 158, not on the interstate. If you take I-64 east to the Highway 158 exit, the sign is posted just before the I-64 Westbound exit. This is the overpass where they were killed. The sign couldn't be placed on I-64 as it's a federal roadway, so the State put it as close on a state highway as they could.


Next goal - renaming the interstate between Mascoutah and Highway 158 after them. It just so happens I'm going to meet with the Secretary of Transportation next week in Chicago, so I'll ask him how I go about getting the highway named for them.

6 comments:

Cricky said...

That is pure awesome. I hope that one day I'm able to drive on Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Parkway

Shellie said...

Amazing! I may just have to drive out that way tomorrow to see it!!! Good job girl!!!!!

MamaB said...

That is so exciting! What a great way to remember the girls! I really hope you can get the highway named after them too!

Candy Priano said...

Again ... outstanding!

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

The signs look great!

Bridget said...

I work at part-time at Scott AFB and saw this for the first time last week. I don't know you but feel a bond, I have two beautiful girls with about the same age gap. Your girls are in my prayers often. Every time I think of you and yours I cry and pray a little.