Robert E. Lee Blvd., the four-and-a-half mile stretch of road in New Orleans named after the late general who led the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, will likely be renamed in the near future in honor of someone more fitting for the city’s cultural history, Allen Toussaint.

Reports shared late last week confirmed the New Orleans City Council’s Street Renaming Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend renaming the street after the late musician and composer, whose work during the 1950s through the 80s earned him an iconic status within the city’s music scene and beyond.

A lifelong native of New Orleans, Toussaint worked alongside some of the most popular and influential artists to come out of New Orleans in the second half of the 20th century, including Dr. John, Art and Aaron Neville, and The Meters, along with major artists outside the New Orleans scene such as Wings, John Mayall, Albert King, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, and many more. Toussaint died in 2015 at the age of 77.

Related: Dolly Parton Responds To Petition For A Statue Inside Tennessee Capitol Building

Tuesday’s vote is the latest initiative by New Orleans officials to rid the city’s infrastructure of names tied to the American Confederacy and white supremacy, and the official name change is pending confirmation from the City Council and City Planning Commission.

“These choices are our initial recommendations and may be tweaked as we complete the process based on additional public feedback and the final expert report,” Street Renaming Commission vice chairman Mark Raymond told local news outlets following last week’s vote. “We want to hear from as many people as possible about these recommendations. We’re not doing this in a silo. We want to hear from the public about these streets, about the history, about what they want to see in the future.”

Toussaint’s son Reginald Toussaint also said of the City Council’s vote, “Everybody’s happy. You’re humbled by these things. You’d like it if he was here to celebrate with us, but I can imagine how he’d feel right now.”

Following his death in 2015, many New Orleans citizens launched a petition proposing to rename Lee Circle to “Allen Toussaint Circle.”

Watch a 1982 performance featuring Toussaint, Etta James, and Dr. John in the video below.

Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Etta James – Live At WTTW Studios (1982)

[Video: R E]