West Peachtree Street NW to become Gladys Knight Highway…… Yes that’s right the “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight to have a highway named after her in Atlanta. Knight, was born in Atlanta and has several restaurants in the city. She has won four Grammy Awards and is best known for her hits with Gladys Knight & the Pips
Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on dedicating part of Georgia State Route 9 in Knight’s name. State Route 9 will be named Gladys Knight Highway from 14th Street to Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta. The road is currently known as West Peachtree Street NW.