State legislators, county officials and community leaders will join family and friends of the late state Sen. Dave Cox on Friday morning in dedicating the Highway 50 interchange at Hazel Avenue in his memory.
State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, will serve as host for the ceremony to name the "Sen. Dave Cox Memorial Interchange."
A new sign will be unveiled during the event, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Nimbus Lake Overlook, north of Highway 50 on the east side of Hazel Avenue. A Caltrans message board and balloons will mark the location.
Cox, a Fair Oaks resident, died in July 2010 at age 72, ending more than two decades of public service. He served on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District board and was a member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for six years. He was elected to the state Assembly in 1998 and to the state Senate in 2004. A conservative Republican, he became the Assembly GOP leader in March 2001 and held the post until January 2004.
As a state senator, Cox represented the 1st District, stretching from Sacramento County's suburbs to the Oregon border.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.