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Posted on June 9, 2023 at 2:32 PM by Nancy McCormick
The road renaming initiative that began in Loudoun County in April 2022 has reached several milestones with the renaming of several streets and roads completed or nearly complete.
The renaming of these roadways is a result of the Board of Supervisors’ September 2020 decision (PDF) to inventory and review Confederate and segregationist symbols in the county; the Board's November 2021 decision (PDF) to rename Fort Johnston Road, Jeb Stuart Road and streets adjacent to and within the Town of Round Hill; and the Board’s December 2021 decision (PDF) to rename Routes 7 and 50.
Roads in Central and Western Loudoun
As of June 1, 2023, the process of renaming Jeb Stuart Road has been completed and all new street signs are in place. The new name is Philomont Road.
In addition, as of August 3, the renaming of the following roads in the Round Hill area will be completed. The county has mailed letters to property owners on the affected roads and streets officially notifying them of the name change.
The renaming of Fort Johnston Road is underway and will be completed later in 2023.
Route 7 and Route 50
In February 2022, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved renaming the portions of Route 7 and Route 50, that are within the boundaries of Loudoun County, from Harry Byrd Highway to Leesburg Pike and from John Mosby Highway to Little River Turnpike, respectively. These designations honor the names traditionally used for these roads, which were developed as major transportation and trade routes between Alexandria and the Shenandoah Valley in the early 1800s.
To allow for the manufacturing and installation of new street signs for Route 7 and Route 50 as well as the notification of affected property owners, the effective date for the new names is planned for late September 2023.
The county will notify property owners 60 days in advance of the official road name and address change. The goal is to complete all address changes as early as possible in the fall to avoid impacts on holiday mail delivery. The county will provide updates to Apple Maps, Google Maps, TomTom GPS and Waze in advance of the renaming.
For More Information
To assist property owners during this transition, the county has prepared a helpful Street Name Change Checklist (PDF), which is available at loudoun.gov/roadrenaming. In July, the county is slated to launch a program to assist businesses impacted by the renaming.
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