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Route 1 is blocked in both directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. The public is urged to use caution in the area and treat all uncontrolled intersections (no power or officer directing traffic) as a four-way stop.

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2008    

City of Alexandria Installs Multi-Space Parking Meters
 Parking Meters to Increase Customer Service and Convenience 

The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will install state of the art multi-space parking meters in the East Eisenhower-Carlyle area throughout July. These meters will provide short-term parking to support ground floor retail space.

Multi-space parking meters serve several parking spaces in a centralized location.  New meters allow convenient payment options by coin or credit card.  Multi-space parking meters will increase reliability, lower maintenance costs, and reduce sidewalk clutter.  

The city’s East Eisenhower-Carlyle sector plan recommended use of on-street parking meters to encourage parking turnover, which directly coincides with the City’s commitment to providing alternative forms of transportation and public transit.

Follow these four steps to multi-space parking meter use: 

1. Insert coins (quarters or dollar coins) or credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover).
2. To add time, add more coins; if using a credit card, press the corresponding buttons.
3. Next, push the print button for a receipt.
4. Finally, place the receipt face-up on the dashboard of your car.

Effective July 1, all parking meter rates in the city will be $1.00 per hour, Monday through  Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
For more information about the City’s multi-space parking meters, please visit contact Bob Garbacz, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, at 703.838.4411.