The Florida Legislature is considering a bill to name a section of US Highway 90 the Ray Charles Memorial Parkway.
CS/HB 29 Road Designations-SB 180
The bill designates that portion of U.S. Highway 90 within the boundaries of the Town of Greenville in Madison County as the “Ray Charles Memorial Parkway,” that portion of State Road 51 between U.S. Highway 19 at Tennille and the Dixie County line in Taylor County is designated as “Deputy Victor Skip” J. McDonald Memorial Highway,” that portion of U.S. Highway 19 between Slaughter Road and Harrison Blue Road in Taylor County as “Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell Memorial Highway,” that portion of Bird Road, S.W. 40th Street, between S.W. 89th Avenue and S.W. 92nd Avenue in Miami-Dade County as “Frank Pasquarella Way” and that portion of Bird Road, S.W. 40th Street, between S.W. 87th Avenue and S.W. 89th Avenue in Miami-Dade County as “Bob Arbetter‟s Way.”
Now, if you’ve never been to Greenville, it’s an old north Florida lumbering town. Not much to it: a new water tower; some churches; a school; a General Dollar; and Hometown Meats and Groceries.