Stretch of Airport Boulevard is now Richard Overton Memorial Highway


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Beginning last Friday, May 24, a stretch of Airport Boulevard is now called the “Richard Overton Memorial Highway.”

The renaming bill was filed by Rep. Sheryl Cole and changed the name of Airport Boulevard from East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard to Levander Loop by U.S. 183 in honor of the World War II veteran. 

According to House Bill 1821, markers with the new name will be added, but the name of the road itself will not change. 

Overton died on Dec. 27, 2018 at 112 years old. At the time, he was the oldest WWII veteran alive and the oldest living man.

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