WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The task force assigned to rename Lee Highway in Arlington has narrowed down the list of options from 186 to 20, and now they need your help to choose the winner.
Discussions of renaming Route 29 started back in July when a 25-person task force was formed by the Lee Highway Alliance at Arlington County’s request. Lee Highway was originally named after confederate general Robert E. Lee.
The alliance says the 20 names they are seeking community input on “represent broad ideals, or highlight local flora/fauna.” The final options are:
- Ella Baker
- James E. Browne
- Green Way
- John Glenn
- John M. Langston
- Mildred and Richard Loving
- Main Street
- Leonard “Doc” Muse
- Edward T. Morton
- Maggie Walker
To learn more about each option and why it was chosen to possibly replace Lee Highway, the alliance has created a guide that gives background information about the context of each name.
Community members can vote on their top choices through Nov. 30. The list will be narrowed down to 3-5 names later this year based on the voting results.