Welcome to the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
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The City of Alexandria maintains and manages more than 560 lane miles of streets annually. In fiscal year 2016 City Council increased the City's paving budget to $5,600,000, a 25% increase over FY 2015. Additionally, the City participates in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) State Revenue Sharing Program as well as leverages grant opportunities as they become available. On July 17, VDOT announced that the City will be awarded an additional $940,000 through the FY 2016 VDOT Primary Extensions Grant. This money will be used to pave sections of Duke St. as well as sections of North and South Van Dorn St. and will allow for additional paving and related sidewalk improvements to be completed this fiscal year. City staff uses an objective pavement management system to identify the condition of roads in the City, with the goal of paving the worst streets first. This year's paving program will begin in mid-July and through early fall, starting again in the spring of 2016. For detailed information about locations of paving projects and schedules visit: http://www.alexandriava.gov/PublicWorks
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.
On June 23, City Council approved a resolution extending the maximum time limit from 2 to 3 hours for parking meters west of Alfred Street within parking meter Zone 2. This change will be effective July 1, 2015. Hours of Enforcement continue to be Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sundays and state holidays are free. This change is the result of a recommendation by the Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group, in order to improve meter occupancy west of Alfred Street and provide longer term parking options in this area. For more information visit: http://alexandriava.gov/77053.
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.
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.
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.
AlexRenew will perform preventive maintenance on the Potomac
Interceptor, the largest intercepting sewer line in Alexandria, starting in
February and ending around July. AlexRenew cleans the dirty water that is
pumped to major intercepting sewer lines from the smaller sewer lines owned and
maintained by the City. The maintenance work is being done to ensure that the
dirty water flows freely in the interceptor.
For more information about this project visit the AlexRenew website or
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: 703.746.4065
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.