YUKON — The ice storms have caused a delay in efforts by Yukon School District officials to rename part of Mustang Road to Yukon Parkway. Thursday’s storm shut down schools, highways and caused the cancellation of several events, including a meeting of the Oklahoma City Planning Commission. The meeting will be Feb. 12.
Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby said the planning commission was to take up the issue of renaming a stretch of Mustang Road north of Interstate 40. Crosby said the stretch of road in question is between NW 10 and NW 23. Late last year, the Yukon City Council approved a request by the Yukon School District to rename the stretch of Mustang Road that runs through their city into Yukon Parkway. School officials asked for the road to be renamed because it runs in front of the district’s new high school, which is set to open in two years. School board President Steve Geries said two businesses have come forward to object to the renaming request. He said the businesses, which are in Oklahoma City’s stretch of the road, will have the opportunity to state their objections.