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New street signs for Menchaca Road are officially installed within city limits
The Austin Transportation Department has replaced road signs on the renamed Menchaca Road as of December. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)
The city of Austin has replaced street signs on the renamed Menchaca Road, formerly Manchaca Road, according to a Dec. 16 press release. The name change was first approved by Austin City Council in October 2018 and withstood a lawsuit filed by Leave Manchaca Alone earlier this year. There were 160 road signs that required replacement, with a total cost of $24,000, according to Austin Transportation Department spokesperson Marissa Monroy. The name change honors military captain Jose Antonio Menchaca. www.austin.gov/department/transportation