|Updated: 10/15/2012 10:37 am
||Published: 9/17/2012 3:16 pm
The City of Tulsa announced on Monday that North Cincinnati Avenue between East Archer Street and East 65th Place North will be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The change will go into effect on October 15th.
“Changing the name to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is a positive step for Tulsa,” said District 1 City Councilor Jack Henderson. “As I’ve traveled across the country, I’ve noticed that most cities have a Martin Luther King Jr. street. I believe it is time for Tulsa to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. I also hope re-naming the street will spark economic development opportunities in the area. I am excited about the completion date nearing, as this honor is long overdue.”
Street name signs will be changed during the week of Oct. 8-15, both on the road itself and on highway signs on the Inner Dispersal Loop. Addresses on the renamed street will become official with the U.S. Postal Service on Oct. 15. Address numbers and zip codes will remain the same; only the street name will change.
The City of Tulsa has notified the U.S. Postal Service, emergency response agencies including E911, Police, Fire and EMSA; all major utility providers including City of Tulsa Utilities, ONG and AEP/PSO; Tulsa Public Schools and other public and government agencies as needed.
Residents and businesses whose addresses will change have been notified to contact all necessary correspondents such as credit card companies and financial institutions, mortgage companies (for abstract updating), magazine and other periodical subscriptions and subscription services, as well as to change the address on their driver’s licenses.