Road name to change for William Carey University - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Road name to change for William Carey University

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Travelers along Hwy 49 South within the city will soon notice a street name change at a major intersection. 

The Hattiesburg City Council adopted an ordinance that would change the name of Helveston Road to the William Carey Parkway for William Carey University. 

The university said in the past it has been difficult for GPS devices to locate the campus, and this name change will make the school easier to locate and improve the visibility within the city.

The William Carey Parkway will stretch from Highway 49 all the way to Tuscan Avenue.

Property owners along Helveston road have been notified of the change and the street name.

Signage along the road should be up within the next 30 days.

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