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LSU renames road named after Confederate officer

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BATON ROUGE- LSU has announced plans to change several street names as it aims to give physical addresses to campus buildings as part of its roadway modernization plan.

Among the streets being renamed is Raphael Semmes, a road named after a Confederate officer. The roadway street sign was changed to Veterans Drive Monday night.

"A number of streets are being changed or altered to aid in wayfinding on campus and help us to get physical addresses," an LSU spokesperson told WBRZ Monday.

The release also stated that during the review process, research was conducted on those who have campus roadways named after them and their contribution to the university. Officials said the majority had little to no significant connection to LSU and were named without a formal process. The one exception is Skip Bertman Drive.

LSU scheduled the changing out of street signs to take place following the conclusion of the home football season.

The following roadways are being adjusted as part of the master plan roadway naming modernization plan:

  

Original Name

Proposed Name

AgCenter Drive

AgCenter Lane

Unnamed

Athletic Service Lane

Unnamed

Campus Lake Lane

Isaac Cline Drive

Cubs Circle

Ceba Lane

Engineering Lane

Unnamed

Evangeline Circle

Etienne de Bore

Field House Drive

West/East Fraternity Lane

Fraternity Lane

Infirmary Road

Infirmary Lane

Unnamed

LADDL Lane

Unnamed

Landscape Services Lane

Unnamed

Law Circle

Unnamed

Live Oaks Lane

Unnamed

Parade Ground Circle

Unnamed

Parker Coliseum Lane

Dorothy Dix Drive

Parking Lot

Mike Donahue Drive

Parking Lot

Minnie Fisk Drive

Parking Lot

Unnamed

Soccer Lane

Nicholson Drive Extension

South Quad Drive

Governor Claiborne Drive

Spruce Lane

Unnamed

Tiger Park Lane

Unnamed

Touchdown Village Lane

Unnamed

Vet School Lane

Unnamed

Vet Lane

Raphael Semmes Road

Veterans Drive

Unnamed

Warehouse Lane

Unnamed (South of South Stadium Drive)

West Stadium Drive

  

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