WINNIPEG – Legendary Manitoba musician Tom Cochrane is getting a highway named after him.
A 322 kilometre section of Provincial Road 391 connecting Lynn Lake and Thompson will be renamed Tom Cochrane’s Life is a Highway, after his most famous song.
The province made the announcement this morning, citing Cochrane’s accomplishments as a musician and the love for him in his hometown.
At a ceremony at the Legislative Building, Tom Cochrane performed the song and says he is deeply honoured.
“If you can be humbled and flattered at the same time, I guess I’m a mixture of both,” says Cochrane.
Cochrane frequently visits Lynn Lake during the summer even though he left the town when he was a kid.