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You May Now Drive on the “Ray.”

You May Now Drive on the “Ray.”

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood now has a stretch of highway named after him in his hometown of Peoria.

The section of Interstate 74 running through the city’s downtown was the focus of a $500 million, multi-year upgrade that LaHood was a driving force behind.

But in a ceremony Wednesday, he insisted the honor shouldn’t go to him alone but to all of those who worked on the project.

He boasted of the road’s quality, saying, “You don’t see many potholes — even after a brutal winter.”

Gov. Pat Quinn attended the ceremony and praised the Republican LaHood for his bipartisan leadership as a congressman and Cabinet secretary. Quinn said central Illinois is known for that unity of purpose.

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