Alexandria Council Approves Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway

The city of Alexandria, Virginia, will change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway.

The Alexandria City Council voted 6-0 to approve the ordinance after a final public hearing on Saturday.

In May, the council accepted the report of an ad hoc advisory group that recommends stripping the name of the president of the Confederacy from U.S. Route 1.

The group unanimously recommended Richmond Highway as the new name.

The name change will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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