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Dallas City Council approves street name change to Nowitzki Way

We have a Nolan Ryan Expressway and a Tom Landry Freeway.

Soon we’ll have Nowitzki Way.

The Dallas City Council approved the move this week.

An image was posted on a Reddit message board last spring showing a City of Dallas sign posted on a street sign pole announcing the proposed street name change of Olive Street to Nowitzki Way for Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. Nick Angstadt posted the image on Twitter which stirred interest among Mavs fans.

Olive Street runs East just south of Victory Plaza on the south side of American Airlines Center and winds south into downtown Dallas.

Nowitzki retired in April after 21 seasons with the Mavericks.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.