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South Independence Blvd. in Charlotte Renamed

A section of Charlotte's South Independence Blvd. has recently been renamed to Charlottetown Avenue. The section of road from Kenilworth Ave. to East 7th Street will bear the new name.

Originally the state's first urban highway, Independence Blvd. has seen numerous alterations to its routing over the past two decades. What was once West, South, and East Independence Boulevard has been broken into and renamed Carson Blvd., Stonewall St., and now Charlottetown Ave. The only part of the highway to retain the 'Independence' name is the section of US 74 east of Uptown.

The name change was requested by the Charlotte Department of Transportation to eliminate confusion with differing directions with the Independence Freeway. Local property owners submitted the Charlottetown Ave. name.

Source: Charlotte Observer

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