By Gary Lloyd
PINSON — The Pinson City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 5 meeting could vote to amend a resolution that changed the name of a section of Alabama Highway 75.
The city council in February 2014 voted to rename Highway 75 from Saturn Lane to the Highway 151 intersection Pinson Boulevard.
The city council recently learned that a portion of that stretch is in the city limits of Birmingham. Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders said at last month’s meeting that he had written a letter to Birmingham Mayor William Bell about the matter but hadn’t heard back.
The city council could vote to shorten the area that was named Pinson Boulevard to exclude the section in the Birmingham limits.
The hope of city officials is that the matter is fully resolved by April 11, when the city will hold its bicentennial celebration. New street signs bearing “Pinson Boulevard” could be posted by then.
The city council in early February 2014 proposed that the road be renamed Pinson Boulevard. This stretch of highway currently has three names in the city limits: Highway 75, Center Point Road and Center Point Parkway. The goal was to differentiate the Center Point and Pinson sections of Highway 75 to cut down on confusion.
Only the highway name will change and numerical addresses will not be affected.
The city council will also likely award Christmas parade prizes and review the success of the 2014 Alabama Butterbean Festival at Thursday’s meeting.
“We look forward to that,” Sanders said.
Thursday’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall.
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