SECTION 1. The length of highway, currently referred to as the Route 128 extension, that runs between Grant Circle at Washington Street in an easterly direction for a distance of 1.6 miles to its intersection with East Main Street and Bass Avenue in the city of Gloucester, shall be designated and known as the Purple Heart Highway in honor of the brave recipients of the Purple Heart. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing that designation in compliance with applicable state and federal standards.
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