Should the City of Virginia Beach pay tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by designating a local roadway as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Highway? If so, which one? 12/05/16 - For clarification, the City is considering designating a roadway, not renaming, in honor of Dr. King.
Roadways throughout the country and internationally have been named in honor of the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient and civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Locally, roads in Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk have been designated at MLK highways. The City of Virginia Beach is considering designating (not renaming) one of the following roadways in his honor. Please take a few minutes to weigh in with your viewpoint.
Proposed Roadways (choose the one roadway you believe should be designated):
- Virginia Beach Boulevard – Pacific Avenue to Newtown Road
- South Birdneck Road – I 264 to General Booth Boulevard
- Independence Boulevard – Virginia Beach Boulevard North to Shore Drive
- Diamond Springs Road – Newtown Road to Shore Drive
12/05/15 - For clarification, the City Council is considering designating a roadway, not renaming a roadway, to honor Dr. King.