Officials in Va. approve name change for Jefferson Davis Highway

Officials in Va. approve name change for Jefferson Davis Highway
Ralph Northam, then and now.

[Ed. – So the state is worried about roads named for people who historically were racist but has made no in-roads on ridding itself of a governor who dressed up in blackface.]

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board unanimously voted Wednesday morning to approve the renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington County.

Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey previously said if the name change is approved, Arlington County would move to make the switch to Richmond Highway by Oct. 1, 2019.

Arlington County leaders decided last month in a unanimous late-night vote to rename the road that bears the name of the president of the Confederacy.

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Alexandria also renamed its portion of the road last year and opted to call it Richmond Highway instead.

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