By ERIC FREEDMAN
Capital News Service
LANSING – You already drive through Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties on the Gerald R. Freeway – Interstate 196 – and take The Lodge – named for former Detroit Mayor John C. Lodge – in Oakland and Wayne counties. The Walter P. Reuther Freeway – Interstate 696 in Metro Detroit – already honors the legendary United Auto Workers president, while M-6 on the south side of Grand Rapids carries the name of the late U.S. Rep. Paul Henry. Now some legislators want you to tool along the First Michigan Colored Infantry Regiment Memorial Highway – Interstate 375 in Wayne County – and along the Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway – Interstate 94 – in Kalamazoo County. In Jackson, you might someday cross the Officer James Bonneau Memorial Bridge. And in Shiawassee County, the Graham Barlow Jr. WWII Memorial Highway – M-71 – could become your route through the village of Vernon.