The Brighton Chamber of Commerce is attempting to name Highway 78 the Jay N. Ding Darling Memorial Highway. The chamber was approached with the idea to give the stretch of roadway from Highway 218 to 63 the name this past fall.
Rose Jaynes is now attending city council and board of supervisors meetings in towns and counties the road passes through. Jaynes says ordinances have been passed in Brighton, Washington County, and most recently in Richland.
Support is needed from four more counties and several cities before the group brings the proposal to DOT officials in Des Moines for final approval.