Welcome to the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services
The 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The City is
reconvening the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group to continue reviewing and making recommendations on
parking management in the Old Town area. The Work Group will advise staff on
implementing specific recommendations to improve parking conditions. The next meeting is February 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Sister Cities Room 1101 of City Hall, 301 King St.
T&ES Programs and Services
Construction & 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 & 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 Plan. Contact Us: 703.746.4045
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
Public Works Services
The Public Works Services 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
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 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
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
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.