Council renames Ring Road to 'Calabria Way'

Mar 20, 2019 464

BY: Daniel Thompson

Ring Road will now officially be called Calabria Way. The Kenosha City Council voted Monday evening to rename the roadway connecting the eastern-most ends of 56th and 54th streets. The change was recommended by several aldermen as a way to recognize’s Kenosha’s Italian heritage. 

According to the resolution, principally sponsored by Ald. David Bogdala, the renaming ties into nearby Celebration Place, which features a statue of Christopher Columbus. The name comes from the Calabria region in Italy where Kenosha’s sister city — Cosenza — is located. Bogdala said the name change was inspired after visitors from the Calabria region asked him about the significance of the name “Ring Road.”

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