Herndon residents can get a glimpse of updated plans for the widening of East Spring Street this week.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public design hearing Thursday for the $11.5 million project, which calls for a widening of the road from Herndon County Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway. The road would widen from four lanes to two, and VDOT also intends to add a cycle track and sidewalks.

Public comment on the project ends on March 19, and VDOT expects to begin acquiring land for the project next spring. Construction is expected to start in 2021.

Public meeting details:

When: Thursday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon.