First Baptist Church of Herndon

681 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170-4722, Phone 703-437-3620

VDOT Update

Sean Roberds | Feb 02, 2021

Update on the VDOT Proposal


In the fall of 2020, the Virginia Department of Transportation sent the church an offer to purchase a permanent easement on a portion of our property.  The first proposal was extensive and would require the removal of our church sign, the guardrail beside the playground and playground fencing. After a long conversation with the VDOT representative where we noted our objections and concerns VDOT revisited the project and made drastic changes.  The current proposal only requires two small square parcels of our property and would not affect the church sign, guardrail or fencing.  One parcel is located beside the playground where a power pole already exists. The second parcel is located on the other side of the playground along the parking lot entrance.  The new proposal will have limited effect on our property, and we are satisfied with the changes VDOT made.   There are a few minor updates to the project, and we are awaiting the final proposal before we give our consent.  Feel free to drive by the church to see the location of the two parcels which are currently marked.  If you have any questions, please ask Pastor Sean.