"Tom Petty Memorial Highway" Could Come To Florida

Florida drivers could soon have the chance to drive on the Tom Petty Memorial Highway.

State Senator Keith Perry of Alachua County has filed a bill to honor the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Gainesville native by renaming a stretch of Highway 441, that runs along the campus of the University of Florida.  

Petty mentioned that roadway in his 1976 hit "American Girl."  

He died October 2 at the age of 66.

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