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Jefferson Davis Highway Signs Coming Down in Arlington

U.S. Route 1 in Arlington County will now be called Richmond Highway

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    Jefferson Davis Highway Signs Coming Down in Arlington
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    Jefferson Davis Highway will soon be renamed.

    A county in northern Virginia is taking down signs that name a major highway after the former president of the Confederacy.

    In May, a state panel approved Arlington County's request to change the name of U.S. Route 1 in the county from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway.

    County workers will begin changing the street signs Thursday morning.

    The city of Alexandria made a similar change at the start of the year.

    Alexandria Moves to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    [DC] Alexandria Moves to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    The city of Alexandria is moving toward changing the name of Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. News4's Chris Gordon spoke with the mayor and residents about their thoughts on the plan.

    (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

    The highway carried the Jefferson Davis name since 1922.

    The county estimates it will have to spend $17,000 to pay for the new street signs.

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