SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation has posted signs dedicating Interstate 295 to the Richard Coleman.

The signs began appearing Friday on the interstate highway between Scarborough and Gardiner. Coleman has been employed at MaineDOT since 1956, and was its chief engineer when the nation’s interstate system was created.

Sen. Roger Katz sponsored the bill to have the highway named in his honor.

MaineDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt said he was hired by Coleman and learned from him. Coleman currently works in the MaineDOT’s legal department.

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