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Posted on October 25, 2021 at 9:48 AM by Heidi Kellum
On October 20, 2021, the Renaming Route 7 and 50 Task Force met for the last time to receive an update, review the renaming project process, review the results of the public’s input, and make their name recommendations for each roadway.
The Task Force will provide their recommendation for the two roadway names to the Board of Supervisors during their December 7, 2021 Business meeting. At that meeting, the Board will consider the public’s input and Task Force’s recommendations in making their decision.
To watch a recording of the Task Force meeting and review the presentation, visit loudoun.gov/renaming7and50.
In December 2020, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors initiated the process of renaming Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in collaboration with regional jurisdictions. Route 7 extends across the entire county and connects with Clarke County to the west and Fairfax County to the east. Route 50 also extends across the entire county and connects with Fauquier County to the west and Fairfax County to the east with portions of it weaving in and out of Fauquier County.
The renaming of these two roadways is one of two projects that have resulted from the Board’s initiation, in September 2020, of a review of Confederate and segregationist symbols in the county.
For more information about the Renaming Route 7 and Route 50 project, including a link to sign up for updates about the project and information regarding upcoming public meetings, visit loudoun.gov/renaming7and50.