Community

Va.’s Jefferson Davis Highway to be Renamed

A 2½-mile strip of roadway in Arlington, Va., known as Jefferson Davis Highway is slated for a name change by Oct. 1.

U.S. Route 1 and State Route 110 will be renamed Richmond Highway in accordance with a unanimous resolution embraced May 15 by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The resolution had been requested earlier this year by the Arlington County Board.

The thoroughfare, planned in Arlington in the early 1900s as Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, was named for the president of the Confederacy. However, Arlington officials have long championed the name change to better reflect the community’s thrust at inclusivity, equality and dissemination of justice.

The name change will have no impact on mail services through the United States Postal Service, and while there are no commercial or residential addresses on Route 110, residents and property owners along Route 1 should begin using the name Richmond Highway in their address no later than Oct. 1. Such USPS customers will not need to contact their post offices to file a change of address.

The name change will not affect county records, accounts or property deeds.

The county estimates cost of the renaming to be $17,000. New signage will be produced and placed throughout the summer.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker
%d bloggers like this: