Salem Parkway’s new name will honor Martin Luther King

Salem Parkway will become Martin Luther King Parkway after vote by Salem City Council.

The Salem City Council voted to rename Salem Parkway (Oregon State highway 72), in honor of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The newly named Martin Luther King Jr. 

The vote, on Monday, July 11, was unanimous.

In November 2021, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett submitted a request to rename Salem . . .

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