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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

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.

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. 

Old Town Area Parking Study Work Group

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 May 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Sister Cities Room 1101 of City Hall, 301 King St.

Alexandria Renew Enterprises to Perform Preventive Maintenance on Potomac Interceptor

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 contact 703.549.3381.

Route 1 Overnight Detours

Dominion Virginia Power work crews will be performing underground repair and replacement work that will require temporary lane closures along Route 1 between Howell and Swann Avenues. The overnight work will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 4:30 a.m. each day, Sunday through Thursday, until completion, which is expected to be the beginning of May.  Both northbound lanes of Route 1 will be closed to traffic and detoured through the Bus Rapid Transitway (BRT) lanes.

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: 703.746.4065

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 iconPublic 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

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
Fax: 703.519.3356
Contact Us

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