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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Spring Clean Up in area 2 is Saturday, April 25. The City is divided into four collection areas, each assigned a specific Saturday in April and May. The annual street sweeping program is also beginning, which will clean approximately 561 lanes miles of roads at least three times over the next several months. New to the program this year: crews will focus on cleaning the four key gateway entrances to the City. Finally, free mulch is now available to residents for pickup and delivery on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project reached its next milestone, as City of Alexandria staff issued a report recommending Alternative B for the construction of a new station. The staff report, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on March 27, will be the subject of eight public meetings and hearings prior to City Council’s consideration on May 20. The staff report can be viewed here.
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.
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
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 & 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.