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On Saturday, December 20, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lee Center complex, at 1108 Jefferson St., will be closed due to building system upgrades.

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Welcome to the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services

APWA imageThe Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction, inspection and surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and refuse and recycling collection.

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What's New

Dominion Virginia Power Proposed Transmission Line Project

The City of Alexandria and its Ad Hoc Underground Transmission Line and Substation Working Group have been notified that Dominion Virginia Power plans to delay filing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to an as-yet-undetermined date. Dominion expects to incorporate an updated electrical load forecast and new energy demand information, which it expects to have by December. The additional time will benefit the Working Group and the community it represents, in order to further understand, assess, and recommend the least objectionable route alignment for the proposed project.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

Many years of community planning have produced a vision for Potomac Yard, and a new Metrorail station along the Yellow and Blue lines is central to that vision. The City of Alexandria is undertaking an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the station, which evaluates the environmental impacts of several potential station locations and provides information to decision-makers regarding the costs and benefits of each of the alternatives.

Fall Leaf Collection

T&ES’ Resource Recovery begins on October 27, and runs through the end of December.  Residents have the option of raking leaves to the curb for City vacuum trucks, bagging them for curbside collection, or composting their leaves. Free biodegradable leaf bags can be picked up at various locations throughout the City. The City has also expanded its Yard Waste program, and now collects yard waste on regular trash collection day, and by special request.

The West End Transitway

The City is proposing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to provide high-capacity transit service using a combination of dedicated and shared lanes; including high-quality stations with rider amenities.  The West End Transitway will connect major transit facilities – Van Dorn Metro Station, Mark Center Transit Center, Shirlington Transit Center, and the Pentagon Transit Center, and several neighborhoods along the corridor.  The West End Transitway Alternatives Analysis / Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) is an analysis of transportation, land use, and environmental conditions along the corridor. 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Complete Streets Design Guidelines Manual

T&ES’ Transportation Planning Division is working on the update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and developing Complete Streets Design Guidelines. The purpose of this project is to develop a non-motorized system that addresses the needs of all users; a bicycle and pedestrian network and hierarchy; and a framework for implementing non-motorized policies and projects citywide. 

T&ES Programs and Services 

Construction iconConstruction & Inspection
The Construction and Inspection Division, located in room 4130 in City Hall, manages and inspects capital improvement projects through all phases of construction, permits, and all work within the right of way. Contact Us: 703.746.4035


Engineering iconEngineering & Design
The Engineering and Design Division, located in room 3200 in City Hall, designs capital improvement projects to be administered by the department, reviews State projects, and privately submitted site plans to ensure construction is in compliance with the City's engineering standards and policies.  The Engineering & Design Division is also responsible for the City's Floodplain Management and Water Supply PlanContact Us: 703.746.4045


Environmental iconEnvironmental Quality
The Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ), located in Room 3000 in City Hall, administers the City's air, water, and noise improvement programs, which help preserve and protect the environment and public health and welfare. Contact Us: 703.746.4065


Maintenance iconMaintenance
The Maintenance Division, located in the T&ES Operations building located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides maintenance and repairs for all City sewers, streets, sidewalks and fire hydrants; maintains stream beds, weirs and stream banks; maintains drainage tunnels, box culverts, storm water pollution removal facilities; maintains bridges; and conducts snow removal and flood control operations. Contact Us: 703.746.4488


Solid Waste iconResource Recovery
The T&ES Division of Resource Recovery, located in the T&ES Operations building at 2900 Business Center Drive provides refuse collection and recycling services. Contact Us:  703.746.4410


Transit iconTransit Services
Transit Services and Programs, located in room 1200 in City Hall, coordinates Metro related services, the Alexandria DASH bus service, DOT paratransit for the mobility impaired, ridesharing to promote the formation of car and vanpools, the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail, bus stop amenities, and other vehicle alternative programs. Contact Us: 703.746.4075


Transportation iconTransportation 
The Transportation Division, located at 3200 Colvin St., coordinates and maintains all signals and signs within the city street system. Contact Us: 703.746.4747


Transportation iconTransportation Planning
The Transportation Planning Division, located at 421 King St., Suite 300, implements the City's Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan, and focuses on a long-term vision for Alexandria's transportation system through partnerships with State, regional, and local agencies.

301 King St., Room 4100
Alexandria, Va 22314
703.746.4025
Fax: 703.519.3356
E-mail

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.