‘Loving Avenue’ Recommended As New Name for Lee Hwy

‘Loving Avenue’ Recommended As New Name for Lee Highway
The Lee Highway Alliance’s task force that was developing suggestions for renaming Route 29 (Lee Hwy) has recommended renaming it ‘Loving Avenue’ after civil rights figures Mildred and Richard Loving, who fought to overturn Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws. The group also designated four runner-up names for consideration by the County Board: John M. Langston Boulevard, Ella Baker Boulevard, Dr. Edward T. Morton Avenue, and Main Street. The County Board will be briefed by the working group next week. The County Board will then decide whether to advance the name change to the Virginia state legislature or the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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