ARLINGTON, Va. — A northern Virginia county is taking down highway signs honoring the president of the Confederacy.
In May, a state panel approved Arlington County's request to change the name of U.S. Route 1 in the county from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway.
County workers changed the street signs Thursday morning.
The city of Alexandria made a similar change at the start of the year.
The highway carried the Jefferson Davis name since 1922.
The county estimates it will have to spend $17,000 to pay for the new street signs.