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Street Name Change Process Taking Time

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - People around the Legislative Mall in Dover are now navigating the repercussions of a new street name.

The city officially dedicated Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. this weekend - replacing Court, William Penn and Duke of York Sts. around the statehouse. Changing over a street name isn't necessarily an easy process.

The original plan was to rename Division St., but there were complaints it would affect too many people. This setup affected far fewer but definitely not none.

The Haslet Armory sits along what used to be William Penn St. It is home to the state Office of Management and Budget - one of three state agencies affected by the street name change. Robert Scoglietti was responsible for driving the office through it.

"One of our biggest concerns was our website, and some of the programs and services we offer over the web that have the 122 William Penn St. Address hardcoded into it had to be changed. There were about 30 instances," he said. "Mail service was something else we had concerns about. Dover post office has assured us they will forward mail up to 18 months."

And it's not just people who work around the statehouse affected by the change of such a major road - those trying to get here are, too.

Three major mapping websites - Google, Yahoo! and MapQuest - all three still have the old street names. MapQuest spokeswoman Anke Corbin says the company gets thousands of requests for map updates each week. The process to make a change takes time.

"There some consideration given to urgency," said Corbin. "There isn't a set time. It can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months."

Another temporary issue for people trying to get around here - not all the street signs have changed yet. The ones on US-13 still point to Court St.

The process of changing that is moving along as Scoglietti's office works to finish up its changeover process, too.

"As we receive correspondence, as we receive letters from our vendors, we will be actively changing the addresses for them."

The cost to replace the signs was about $3,000 for the city. The state is picking up the $7,000 it will cost to replace the signs on US-13.

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