Skip to comments.Virginia agrees to let Arlington rename Jefferson Davis Highway
Posted on 05/15/2019 12:48:32 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Almost 100 years after Confederate sympathizers named a major Virginia road after the president of their lost cause, Arlington County won approval from a state transportation board to rename Jefferson Davis Highway.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow Arlington to change the name of the road commonly known as Route 1 to Richmond Highway by Oct. 1, after lobbying by the county, legislators, business and residential groups, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
What we just heard, through the unanimous vote and the words of the governor, is its past time, said Christian Dorsey (D), chair of the County Board. He added later that the street signs would be changed no later than Oct. 1.
The county has tried for years to change the roads name but has been stymied by the General Assembly, which held the power to block requests made by counties, officials believed. But Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) found an exception that allowed the statewide transportation board to act, if requested by the county. Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) agreed in an advisory opinion in March, and one month later, Arlington made the formal request.
Business owners told the board Wednesday that having addresses on Jefferson Davis Highway cost them customers, including the loss of a convention at the hotel where the board meeting was held. Other potential tenants have refused to rent space in buildings with a Jefferson Davis address, an Arlington Chamber of Commerce executive said. In addition, Google Maps and other online navigational sites have already started calling the road Richmond Highway.
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Northam Highway works.
Coonman, come together with your hands
Save me, I’m together with your plan
Save me, yeah
ITS THE SAME STREET WHERE A BERNIE SUPPORTER TRIED TO KILL A GOP CONGRESSMAN!!!!
They complain about loss of business. Wait till pro Confeds and pro freedom and anti PC types reply.
Name it MLK DriveThru. That should improve things.
Our history is being washed away. The novel 1984 was indeed prescient.
Is Chief Moose still around?
The DemonRATs hiding their history again.
These filthy bastards.
How about the AOC Turnpike to Socialistic Slavery?
There are business costs and administrative costs whenever this type of malarkey happens.. Websites have to be changed, maps, what a JOKE!
Virginia has sure been porked.
When I get one of those place-mats with “all” the president on them I always make the comment, “Why did the forget President Davis?”
“...Arlington County won approval from a state transportation board to rename Jefferson Davis Highway....”
News for you scum- it will ALWAYS be Jeff Davis Highway just like the Sears Tower will always be the Sears Tower.
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