Part Of Wilson Boulevard Could Get a New Name

From today's Fairfax Extra:

A portion of Wilson Boulevard in the Falls Church area would be named Saigon Boulevard under a proposal made by the county Board of Supervisors to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The supervisors voted Monday to ask VDOT to designate the stretch of Wilson between Route 7 and Roosevelt Boulevard as Saigon Boulevard, with signs to mark the change. The stretch is in front of the Eden Center.

Representatives of the Vietnamese American community requested the change to reflect the area's retail and cultural activity. The name change would be ceremonial; Wilson Boulevard would keep its name and addresses along the route.



By  |  January 12, 2006; 12:40 PM ET  | Category:  Immigration , Museums, Culture , Neighborhoods , Public Safety , Transportation
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