Loop 463 to be renamed in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

After years of planning, a local roadway in Victoria will be receiving a new name.

Spurred by longtime Victoria resident Victor Marshall, Loop 463 from Business 59 to Navarro will soon be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway, after the slain civil rights leader.

O.C. Garza, Communications Director for the City of Victoria, says that Mr. Marshall wanted the change to be as convenient as possible for everyone, and that is a major factor in why Loop 463 was chosen.

“He made the request that nobody had to change addresses, then loop 463 became a potential location for the memorial highway. TxDOT approved and the council approved it as well,” Garza says.

The official MLK roadway dedication ceremony will take next Tuesday, January 15th at 10 a.m., at the TxDOT engineers office in Victoria, located at 11401 Highway 59.’

The hour-long ceremony will feature guest speakers including Victor Marshall, and the public is invited.