In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration set new standards for street signs that included the elimination of only capital letters. Cantrell Avenue sports a number of signs that would have required replacing, new name or not. (Photos by Michelle Mitchell / DN-R)
For Harrisonburg, regulations set by the Federal Highway Administration mean the cost associated with changing Cantrell to Martin Luther King Jr. Way is not an entirely new expense, just one that comes earlier than planned. Some signs along Cantrell Avenue already meet the new regulations that include the elimination only capital letters.