Swenson Street Becoming "University Center Drive"

Unveiling Comes During UNLV's Homecoming Week

Mitch Kelly
November 12, 2019 - 8:05 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - One of the main streets that runs through the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus will be getting a name change that' a bit more fitting for the university's neighborhood.

Beginning Tuesday, Swenson Street will now be called University Center Drive.

The unveiling of the new street name comes during Homecoming Week for UNLV. 

University Center Drive (now formerly Swenson Street) will run from McCarran Airport north to Desert Inn Road.

The name change was approved by the Paradise Town Board and the Clark County Planning Commission last year after both alumni and students from the Lee Businees School came up with the idea.