Jefferson Davis Highway

By Aleks Dolzenko/InsideNoVa.com

Prince William County will hold a virtual information session regarding the Route 1 renaming project on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Upon request of the Board of County Supervisors, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved in November changing the name of Route 1 in Prince William from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway.

The county said next Thursday’s meeting will inform residents and businesses, specifically those impacted, about the project background, efforts to date, status and next steps. The public will be invited to ask questions after the presentation and to provide feedback.

The county is reaching out to affected business owners and residents to make the transition as smooth as possible. The project is expected to take up to two years to fully implement.

The county will post a recording of the meeting and the accompanying presentation on its project webpage.

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Hawkeye10

https://www.facebook.com/pg/novascannerupdates/posts/ Hmm just intersted/curious as to why A. The 130mph high speed chase from Woodbridge (smoketown Rd.) to Woodrow Wilson bridge wasnt mentioned and B. Why the 100 reckless driving citations by potomac mills mall wasnt covered (seems like a big story) and C. I only know this information because the police scanner is available to the public and courtesy of the facebook page. So when the police actually keep people safe, its not reported. Interesting. And the fact theres no mention of the feed being banned again to the public, only to keep us in the dark. Maybe its not "Democracy that dies in darkness" like Amazon claims, maybe its "Citizenry that dies in censorship." Sic Semper Tyrannis

icrazyhorse

So my property taxes will go up 7% next year and the PWC BOCS is spending money on this frivolous project. What is wrong with this picture?

Forest5465

So you would rather have the name of a traitor and slave enthusiast celebrated?

sling

Here is a cheap way to do the sign change. Get some green paint and either paint over Jefferson name and leave Davis or visa versa or paint over both and just leave it as highway. If a politician isn't spending our tax dollars stupidly then they feel like they have not accomplished anything.

Hawkeye10

Jefferson Davis is a big part of the reason why the Civil War even began in the first place. His stupidity is what led Lincoln to declare war. Lincoln didnt declare war because of slavery (there were slaves and indentured servants in the North as well), he declared war because Davis attacked Fort Sumter. Only later into the War, did Lincoln bring up freeing slaves as a caveat.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Forest5465

Lincoln didn't declare war because the south started the war to preserve slavery

Localrider

1,000,000,000,000,000 to 1 odds it won't be renamed after someone white. Any takers?

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