Escambia County will host a public ceremony to honor Maceo Perkins, by formally designating a portion of North Century Boulevard/U.S. Highway 29 as "Maceo Perkins Parkway." The event will be held, today, Friday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at 2830 N. Century Blvd. near the southeast intersection of North Century Boulevard and Brown Road. See attached map for details.
Maceo A. Perkins, 41, was employed by Broad Spectrum to work on a waterline project on Highway 29 near Siglar Road. Tragically, just after noon on April 6, 2018, he was struck by a vehicle and killed.
A state highway designation is an honor that requires an act of the Legislature and approval by the governor. At the request of Sen. Doug Broxson and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, the state Legislature passed the designation, and Governor Ron DeSantis signed it into law.
Sen. Broxson, Rep. Mike Hill, District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry, other commissioners and local leaders are scheduled to attend. The Florida Department of Transportation and Escambia County will be assisting with arrangements. For more information on Maceo Perkins Parkway and the designation ceremony, contact interim Community and Media Relations Manager Hana Frenette at 850-530-3501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.