VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Feb. 6, 2023
Spring Street Widening "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting Feb. 13 in Herndon
Learn about the project construction at 7 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center
HERNDON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a “pardon our dust” meeting Monday night, Feb. 13 at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170 on the work underway in the area of Spring Street and Herndon Parkway to improve safety and operations for drivers and safety, accessibility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians. A presentation on the Spring Street Widening project’s construction will begin at 7 p.m.
The improvements include widening about a quarter-mile of Spring Street from just west of Herndon Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway to allow for additional through and turn lanes. Additional turn lanes on Herndon Parkway are also being constructed at the Spring Street intersection.
The project also includes a new sidewalk and eight-foot-wide cycle track along northbound Herndon Parkway that will eventually connect the new Herndon Metro station to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. A cycle track combines the user experience of a separated path with the on-street infrastructure of a conventional bike lane.
Other pedestrian improvements include a new sidewalk along eastbound Spring Street from Sunset Park Drive to Fairfax County Parkway, enhancing existing sidewalks on both sides of Spring Street and replacing the sidewalk along southbound Herndon Parkway.
Within the project limits, Spring Street averages about 32,000 vehicles a day and Herndon Parkway averages about 15,000.
The $22.6 million project is financed with federal, state (including Smart Scale and Revenue Sharing funding) and local funding.
The project is scheduled for completion in late 2024. For more information, view the project webpage.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.
You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.
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