Renaming Complete: All Signs Now Point to Paul Robeson Boulevard
Updated road sign on NJ Route 18 south in New Brunswick, where the reference to Commercial Avenue has been updated to Paul Robeson Blvd.
With the installation of the updated signage along both directions of NJ Route 18, the final mentions of Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick have been replaced with the road's new moniker, Paul Robeson Boulevard. Aside from some small signs indicating the name change along the former Commercial Avenue, all signage along the road mentions the new name.
Any residents or businesses who have yet to update their address from Commercial Avenue to Paul Robeson Boulevard are urged to do so soon. In mid-2020, the former Commercial Avenue addresses will no longer be recognized by the Postal Service.
The change to Paul Robeson Blvd. from Commercial Avenue coincided with the 100th anniversary of the famed entertainer's graduation from Rutgers University.