Alexandria Looking To Change Name Of Jefferson Davis Highway

(Alexandria)- Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria could soon have a new name. A proposed ordinance would remove the president of the Confederacy’s name from U.S. Route 1 and replace it with Richmond Highway, which is what the road is called in Fairfax County. Alexandria City Council voted last night to put the proposed ordinance on its June 23rd agenda for a public hearing with the goal of having the name changed by next year.