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SERVICE UPDATE:  Due to the forecast storm the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Center will be closed on Saturday, January 23.  In addition, the food waste recovery stations located at the City's Farmers' Markets will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 &24.

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Winter Weather Ready
Winter is here and emergency responsiveness, including snow and ice removal are a top priority and core City service. City staff track potential storms 24 hours a day and on call City crews and contractors are available to begin working in a moments notice.
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. 

King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements Project

The City, in coordination with WMATA is working to increase access and safety as part of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements project.  The focus of this project is to  provide safer and more attractive walking environment; maintaining an efficient level of service for transit access to the site, which includes buses and other transit vehicles; accommodating future access needs, including bus service expansion; and making transit use more convenient and attractive as a travel mode. 

City Council Selects Location for New Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

On May 20, the City Council voted unanimously to endorse the construction of a new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and select “Alternative B” as the preferred location. The designation of a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is a key milestone in the process to build this Metrorail station, and now permits the development of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for expected release this winter.

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 strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improves mobility and provides people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.

Programs & Services 

Construction Permits and Inspections

The Construction Permits and Inspections Section, under the Infrastructure Right of Way Division, is located in room 4130 in City Hall. This section manages and inspects capital improvement projects through all phases of construction,  permitstemporary reserved parking, and all work within the right of way. Contact Us: 703.746.4035

Infrastructure & Right of Way

The Infrastrucutre & Right of Way Section, 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: 703.746.4065

Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality, 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

Resource 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 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


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 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.