Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Confederate Names Task Force

NEWS and UPDATES

Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay asked Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) to conduct a survey requesting feedback from residents and businesses along Lee Highway (Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50). Residents and business owners may provide feedback (include name and address) now on the possible name changes sending comments:

Results of this outreach will be presented at the June 2022 Board Transportation Committee meeting. Any formal change to the highway names would need to ultimately be approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board and the county would need to agree to pay the cost to update street and highway signs for both corridors. 

In July 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the Confederate Names Task Force (CNTF) to review the names of Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50), and to make recommendations to the Board on, (a) whether to change the names of one or both roadways, and (b) if such a recommendation is made, provide recommendations on proposed alternative names. 

The task force has completed their work to draft and submit a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on whether to change the names of Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50). Below you will find materials from the meetings and the public feedback received on this effort.

CNTF Public Feedback

Public Outreach Strategy and Public Input Summary Presentations

Survey Responses (online, written, survey translated from other languages)

Online Survey - English Responses

The Confederate Names Task Force online survey received over 21,000 responses. Because of the large number of comments and for readability, the responses to the survey were posted in sections by questions. 

Lee Highway - Route 29         

  • Currently the section of Route 29 in Fairfax County is named Lee Highway. Which statement describes your opinion on the future of the street name? 
  • If you answered that the name should be changed, what alternative name would you suggest?
  • Please provide any other comments on the possible renaming of Route 29 for the Confederate Task Force recommendation.    
  • How would keeping the current name of Route 29 affect you or your community (economically, socially, etc.)?
  • In what way would keeping the current name impact you or your community?  
  • How would changing the name of Route 29 affect you or your community (economically, socially, etc.)?                          
  • In what way would changing the name impact you or your community? 

Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway - Route 50 

  • Currently the section of Route 50 in Fairfax County is named Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway. Which statement describes your opinion on the future of the street name?
  • If you answered that the name should be changed, what alternative name would you suggest?
  • Please provide any other comments on the possible renaming of Route 50 for the Confederate Task Force recommendation.
  • How would keeping the current name of Route 50 affect you or your community (economically, socially, etc.)?
  • In what way would keeping the current name impact you or your community?
  • How would changing the name of Route 50 affect you or your community (economically, socially, etc.)?
  • In what way would changing the name impact you or your community?

Written Survey Responses

Translated Surveys from Other Languages

Emails, Letters and Phone Calls

Listening Sessions Comment Summary

Social Media Comments

Task Force Meeting Materials and Archives

August 16, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

September 13, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

The Confederate Names Task Force will hold a meeting electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Mon., September 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m

September 20 2021 - Task Force Meeting

September 28, 2021 - Community Outreach Subcommittee

October 7, 2021 - Community Outreach Subcommittee

 

October 11, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

October 18, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

November 8, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

November 30, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

December 13, 2021 - Task Force Meeting

December 20, 2021

Community Listening Sessions Held

In Person Community Listening Meetings Held

  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 10–11:30 a.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium
    View Meeting Recording
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

WebEx Virtual Community Listening Meeting

Resident and Business Feedback Requested

If your home or business is located on Lee Highway (Route 29) or Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) provide your feedback, including your name and address, on the impacts of possible name changes to:

Fairfax Virtual Assistant