VDOT to remove Confederate Flag along I-95 in Stafford Co.

Maria Leaf
WMAL.com

WASHINGTON–A large Confederate flag that has been flown along private property just off I-95 in Stafford county for years will be taken down in a matter of days.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it plans to remove the large confederate flag through eminent domain due to the Northbound Rapphannock River Crossing Project.

That’s according to a Facebook post by Stafford County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Mark Dudenhefer.

VDOT Flag Removal

Members of the Board:

The Virginia Department of Transportation has informed me of their plans to…

Posted by Mark Dudenhefer on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

According to Dudenhefer, “On Oct. 30, 2020, VDOT’s contractor, Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc., will receive right-of-entry to access this private property. VDOT has requested that Virginia Flaggers remove the flag before this date.If the flag is still attached to the pole on Oct. 30, VDOT will remove the flag and return it to the group. The contractor will then proceed to remove the flagpole and its foundation.”

He says the project is taking place to reduce congestion along the highway in the Fredericksburg area. VDOT will be building a ramp to extend the I-95 Express Lanes.

So far, the Virginia Flaggers have not commented.

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