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Town of Herndon seeks to fill funding gap for East Spring Street widening

Project area for the East Spring Street widening in Herndon (via VDOT)

Rising construction costs have created a funding gap for the widening of East Spring Street.

The Town of Herndon is seeking roughly $3.1 million in federal funding for the project, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The move will require a 20% match from the town. In a memo to the Herndon Town Council, staff said that the funding shortfall was caused by increasing construction costs.

“The full amount of the funding gap would otherwise be borne by the Town of Herndon,” staff said in the March 16 memo.

The project would be funded under the federal Community Project Funding program, which selects projects through a congressionally-directed application process.

The nearly $11.5 million project will widen Spring Street and Herndon Parkway at the intersection of those two roads.

It will also add a cycle track on Herndon Parkway to connect with the Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail, high-visibility crosswalks, a sidewalk on the south side of Spring Street to connect with the county sidewalk under Fairfax County Parkway, and new traffic signals and accessible pedestrian signals.

The project is currently under construction and is expected to warp up in late 2024, according to VDOT.