The San Juan Daily Star
Lawmakers propose renaming various island thoroughfares
By The Star Staff
Several lawmakers in the island House of Representatives are proposing to change the names of a number of vital thoroughfares, including Juan Ponce de León Avenue in Santurce after the late actress Awilda Carbia Benítez and the Las Américas Expressway, the Rebekah Colberg Cabrera Expressway.
The lawmakers, Héctor Ferrer Santiago, Sol Higgins Cuadrado, Estrella Martínez Soto, Lydia Méndez Silva, Jocelyne Rodríguez Negrón and Deborah Soto Arroyo, all from the Popular Democratic Party, filed bills to rename Highway PR-874 in Carolina the Sylvia del Villard Moreno Road in honor of her artistic and cultural contributions.
They also proposed putting the name Ruth Fernández Cortada on Highway PR-177, known as Lomas Verdes Avenue, because of her cultural and political contributions.
Highway 125 would be renamed Petronila Vientos Gastón Avenue, and Highway PR-591 in Ponce would be named Marta Romero Avenue in honor of the late actress.
The lawmakers also proposed naming Highway PR-10 in Utuado after the late Miss Universe Marisol Malaret and naming Highway PR-8109, known as Parana Avenue, after the late actress Carmen Belén Richardson.
The section of Juan Ponce de León Avenue that runs from Reverendo Gerardo Dávila Street to the intersection of PR-1 in San Juan would be renamed after the late educator and politician María Libertad Gómez.