By Lee Weyhrich
PINSON — The Pinson City Council has moved another step closer to giving the stretch of Alabama Highway 75 running from the city’s border at Saturn Lane to the intersection at Tapawingo Road a new name.
The council on Thursday proposed that the road be renamed Pinson Boulevard. Property owners on the highway would be able to keep their numerical address, though the street name itself would be different.
Nothing has been formalized yet, as the city council wishes to hear any comments or concerns resident may have about a change.
This stretch of highway currently has three names: Highway 75, Center Point Road and Center Point Parkway.
At the Jan. 2 city council meeting, it was proposed that all of that highway from Brumbeloe Drive to the Tapawingo Road intersection be changed in order to avoid confusion. This inconsistency has caused confusion in the past, Mayor Hoyt Sanders said at a previous meeting.
The city council next meets Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall on Main Street.