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Posted on September 30, 2021 at 8:49 AM by Heidi Kellum
As part of the public input process, Loudoun County is asking the public to rank a short list of proposed roadway names for Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in order of preference. To take the survey, members of the public are encouraged to visit loudoun.gov/renaming7and50. The survey will be open through October 14, 2021.
On September 29, 2021, Loudoun County hosted two public input meetings on the renaming of the roadways. At these meetings, the proposed names were unveiled to the public. To view the recording and review the presentation visit loudoun.gov/renaming7and50.
The ranked roadway names will be sent to the Task Force for their review on October 20, 2021, and then the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to review the public’s and Task Force’s recommendations in December. The approved name for each roadway will be sent to the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth Transportation Board for ultimate approval.
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.