Reminder: Jefferson Davis Highway Is Now Richmond Highway

On September 15, 2021, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) adopted a resolution formally renaming the portion of U.S. Route 1 in Stafford County known as Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. This portion of U.S. 1 encompasses approximately twelve total miles between the Prince William County Line and the Enon Road/Cranes Corner Road intersection.

Stafford County is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to complete the actions necessary to ensure an orderly street name transition. VDOT and Stafford County will update road name signs in Spring 2022 to reflect U.S. 1’s new name of Richmond Highway. The United States Postal Services (USPS) will continue to deliver mail to properties addressed to Jefferson Davis Highway. Most properties along Jefferson Davis Highway do not need to submit a change of address form to USPS. USPS encourages residents to use the new street name upon receipt of this letter. The County is also working with mapping search services (i.e., Google) to move the transition.

The County will notify all applicable public agencies and departments, including the E-911 dispatch center and the U.S. Post Office, of this change. The County also mailed a second reminder to all residents and businesses of this change, directing them to It will be up to business owners and residents to address any necessary corrections with their accounts. As a friendly reminder, the County Code requires that all building owners post the assigned building number in a readily visible and distinguishable location from U.S. 1. This action helps customers and deliveries find your building location and assists with emergency responses when needed.

If you should have any questions, please get in touch with Planning and Zoning at 540-658-8668.