East Elden Improvements Project

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This project is currently in the engineering design phase. To discuss the plans with a town planner, email or call 703-787-7380.

On May 9, 2017, the Town Council adopted a resolution to provide guidance to the Virginia Department of Transportation about the preferred traffic management option during construction of the east Elden Street bridge over Sugarland Run. The Town Council is committed to preventing long term lane closures during project construction.

On March 27, 2017, an Open House was held at the Herndon Council Chambers to discuss the construction management and traffic impacts of building the new Elden Street bridge over Sugarland Run.  

On January 10, 2017, the Town Council held a public hearing about the planned improvements, and on February 14, 2017, the Town Council adopted a resolution with guidance to the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

On October 27, 2016, the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a Design public meeting to present the current design to the public and collect comments before continuing the design effort. A list of the comments received and responses is available below.   



Typical Street Sections East of Herndon Parkway

Typical Street Sections West of Herndon Parkway

Site Plan Sheets

VDOT Project Page

Town Council Design Resolution to VDOT - February 14, 2017

Project Info Sheet

Town Council Traffic Management Resolution to VDOT - May 12, 2017

Public Comments Received


Project Purpose:  East Elden Street is one of Herndon’s vital commercial arteries. Between downtown Herndon and the Fairfax County Parkway, the street has seen increased congestion and reduced vehicular mobility in recent decades. The project is meant to relieve peak-hour congestion and to enhance access by increasing roadway capacity  as well as to provide improvements to better accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. 

Project Overview:  This project will widen East Elden to accommodate a median and dedicated turn lanes, new travel lanes east of Herndon Parkway,and dedicated bicycle lanes.  The streetscape will also be enhanced with wider sidewalks, some specialized surface treatments,street trees, lighting, updated bus stop amenities,and accessible pedestrian signals. Decorative crosswalks will be installed and the Sugarland Run crossing will be improved with a bridge to mitigate area flooding.