Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill designating A1A as 'Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway'

DeSantis also signs bill creating 'Margaritaville' specialty license plate
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 28, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An iconic road in Florida just got a new name honoring the late Jimmy Buffett.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 91 on Thursday designating State Road A1A as "Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway."

Florida state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, filed the legislation last fall.

FILE - This July 29, 2016 file photo shows Jimmy Buffett performing on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into an empire of restaurants, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023.


Bill would designate A1A as 'Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway'

Scott Sutton
12:25 PM, Oct 03, 2023

The coastal highway runs from Key West to the Georgia border.

The new law states that markers designating A1A as "Jimmy Buffett Memorial Highway" will be all along the east coast of Florida including Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River.

The Department of Transportation will begin putting up the signs by Aug. 30, according to the legislation.

The governor signed three other bills on Thursday, including HB 403 creating a "Margaritaville" specialty license plate.