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George W. Bush May Get Expressway Named After Him

03/11/2013 06:34 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2013

Dallas may soon be home to the George W. Bush Expressway.

Texas State Rep. Dan Branch (R) has introduced legislation that would rename a seven-mile stretch of Dallas highway in honor of the former president, according to the Dallas Observer.

Before serving in the Texas House, Branch was chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority. Bush appointed Branch to that post when he was Texas governor.

Bush, who left office with low approval ratings, has stayed largely out of the public eye since departing the White House, although he has been working to build his legacy through the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University. A street running through the campus may soon become Bush Avenue.

There is already a President George Bush Turnpike in Dallas, in honor of President George H. W. Bush, and Houston's international airport was renamed the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1997.

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