On September 15, 2021, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) adopted a resolution formally renaming the portion of U.S. 1 in Stafford County known as Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. This portion of U.S. 1 encompasses approximately twelve total miles and is located between the Prince William County Line and the Enon Road/Cranes Corner Road intersection.
Stafford County is working in tandem with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to complete actions necessary to ensure an orderly street name transition. VDOT and Stafford County will update road name signs between February and March 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 as well.
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. It will be up to you to make any necessary corrections in your address with your personal accounts. As a friendly reminder, the County Code requires that all building owners must post the assigned building number in a location that is readily visible and distinguishable from US-1. This helps not only with customers and deliveries finding your building location but also assists with emergency responses when needed.
If you should have any questions, please contact Miranda Critzer at 540-658-8668.