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Sammy Davis Jr. Drive dedicated near Strip

Posted at 2:15 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 17:15:41-04

More of the Rat Pack is being remembered on the streets of Las Vegas near the Strip.

On Tuesday, Sammy Davis Jr. Drive was dedicated. The road intersects with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin drives.

Davis family members including his son, Manny Davis, joined Clark County commission members and local entertainers for the event on what used to be called Industrial Road, just west of the Strip.
County spokesman Erik Pappa says Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani called it fitting to honor the trio of Rat Pack members who helped put Las Vegas on the map in the 1960s.
Davis died in 1990, Martin in 1995 and Sinatra in 1998.
Frank Sinatra Drive was finished in 2004, and Dean Martin Drive was named in 2005.