Name the bypass the Tom Cosgrove Bypass

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The two major Lincoln civic projects in the past 25 years and probably the next 25 years have been the Highway 65 bypass with Tom Cosgrove providing the unrelenting leadership and the regional sanitation plant with Ray Sprague as the lead advocate. Both men would be the first to tell you that many others also made huge leadership contributions. In the case of the bypass, there is a unique opportunity to recognize Cosgrove’s leadership on the regional transportation authority and the resolving of local route issues, by urging the State Highway Commission to attach his name to the project, a traditional state-recognition custom. Without Cosgrove’s persistent advocate role, the bypass would be just another Lincoln project on the community wish list. The Lincoln “city fathers” need to launch this effort before the state comes up with some irrelevant name. John Grindy, Lincoln