Rename Lee Highway Narrows List of Names

Rename Lee Highway Narrows List of Names
The Lee Highway Alliance’s task force that is developing suggestions for renaming Route 29 (Lee Hwy) has narrowed the list down from 20 to 10 semi-finalists. The list will be further narrowed at a meeting next Wed, Dec 9. 3,394 citizens responded to their poll on an initial list of 20 names.

Results of the poll
Names still under consideration are marked with checkmarks
1. Loving – 1,134 votes
2. Main Street – 841 votes
3. Dogwood – 808 votes
4. Arcova – 794 votes
5. Langston – 782 votes
6. Glenn – 768 votes
7. Necostin– 696 votes
8. Ella Baker – 668 votes
9. Maggie Walker – 459 votes
10. Edward Morton – 347 votes
11. James Browne – 275 votes
12. Green Way – 243 votes
13. Justice – 239 votes
14. Unity – 234 votes
15. Doc Muse – 175 votes
16. Harmony – 171 votes
17. Innovative – 112 votes
18. Community – 109 votes
19. Equity – 87 votes
20. Inclusive – 30 votes

Criteria for Evaluating Names
● Easy to use in advertising; memorable/compelling
● Name should not be easily confused with another name
● Sense of place and legacy is important
● Like the idea of using historical names
● Should be timeless, serious, not sound made up, and not too controversial

Rename Lee Highway Website for meeting videos, slides & feedback form.
Previous Post with our overview of the project.