JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Leaders from Johnson City and the Washington County NAACP have officially designated a section of road Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parkway. 

This story was first reported by News Channel 11 in April. 

SEE ALSO: Johnson City Commission to designate part of State of Franklin Rd. after Martin Luther King Jr.

A portion of State of Franklin Road will now be known as Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway. 

Last November, Johnson City Commissioners voted to designate University Parkway from Market Street to Interstate 26 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, the commission later learned University Parkway was already designated the Purple Heart Highway.