Should Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood Be Renamed?
Should Rio Grande Avenue in and out of Wildwood get a new name?
According to some in the seaside resort, perhaps.
Recent road construction, which is nearing completion, will be making some significant improvements to both traffic flow and flooding issues along Route 47, however, some folks, including the Mayor of Wildwood, feel a new name should go along with the road's new look.
City officials have launched a survey to collect feedback from the public. If you lend your opinion, you could win a Wildwood prize pack, which includes water park and amusement park passes, a dolphin cruise, and more.
On the survey page, Wildwood's Mayor Mayor Pete Byron and Tom Byrne, Chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, say,
We believe the improvements lend themselves to renaming the new gateway into our island. While the current name Rio Grande Ave. (Rt. 47) has been in place for a long time, it’s hardly a name that represents the entryway to one of the greatest seaside towns in the world. We’re asking residents, second homeowners, and vacationers of the Wildwoods to weigh in.
The work on Rio Grande Avenue is all part of a $10 million project that has been progressing for a number of years.