Public Works Services
The City of Alexandria's Public Works division 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 and storm water pollution removal facilities; maintains bridges; and conducts snow removal and flood control operations.
2023 Spring Gateway Cleaning
The gateways to the City are undergoing some spring cleaning! This year's spring gateway cleaning program is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 8, 2023, and will continue every consecutive Saturday until the selected entry points to the City have been cleaned. Public Works crews will be at Telegraph Road, Duke Street/I-395, Van Dorn Street/Eisenhower Avenue, and King Street/I-395 to mulch planted areas, clean and sweep gutters and curbs, and remove litter, among other clean-up and beautification activities.
The King Street Retail Corridor Maintenance Plan includes cleaning the sidewalks, streets, and light poles along the corridor. Staff are on King Street daily clearing sidewalks, sweeping the streets, emptying the trash and recycling canisters, collecting leaves, and performing other necessary tasks to maintain a clean and welcoming appearance. Learn more about King Street beautification and levels of service.
Due to heavy rainfall and recent storms throughout the region, substantial rainwater has accumulated in short periods of time, resulting in some nuisance flooding and sewer backups. The City is working to resolve these issues: for more information, visit alexandriava.gov/FloodAction. Report a sewer backup online or contact 311 or 703.746.4311.