Public Works Services (PWS)
2900-B Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4488 Fax 703.519.3356
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Public Works Services Division, which is located in the T&ES/RPCA Field 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 and storm water pollution removal facilities; maintains bridges; and conducts snow removal and flood control operations.
This division coordinates with other City agencies and other divisions within T&ES to respond to weather-related emergencies, such as heavy snowfall and rain, floods, high winds and hurricanes, and assists in both emergency management and clean-up following these events.
The Public Works Services Division also assists in the cleanup of hazardous materials and spills in the City's sewer system and streams.
Spring Pothole Campaign
Potholes appear in the roadway when the surface becomes worn and has suffered the effects of weather and traffic. Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement causing material underneath to erode. As Spring begins, the City will launch a month-long campaign to repair as many potholes as possible on City roads. In last year's campaign, the City repaired more than 4,500 potholes within 72 hours. This year, crews are aiming at a response rate of 48 hours or less. Response efforts consist of field inspection of every reported pothole and immediate fill. In some cases, filling may be delayed based on weather, material availability, or repair technique determined to be best for the situation. PWS crews will mobilize daily in each of the City's 11 zones to fix as many potholes as possible. In addition to repairing potholes that have been reported, crews will identify and repair troubled areas. Residents are urged to report potholes by using Call.Click.Connect. or by calling 703.746.HELP (4357). The pothole campaign will continue through April. This work is funded through existing operating funds in the City's street maintenance budget.
UPDATE: FY 2015 Spring Paving Program
PWS is pleased to announce we are near completion of our FY15 Spring Paving Schedule with Braddock Road and East Taylor Run Parkway as the remaining projects left on the list. Crews will begin working in May to finalize this effort. The work will consist of the resurfacing of the existing pavement and the removal and replacement of the existing curb and gutter and sidewalk as needed. Streets have been objectively identified for resurfacing and major patching based on the City's most recent PCI inspection which was completed in 2013.
The affected residents and business owners will be notified prior to the beginning of the construction activities on a street by street basis. In most cases, this work will be completed during the day, however due to traffic impacts some work will be done at night. Additional notification and noise mitigation will be utilized for work done at night.
Pavement Management & Condition Evaluation Program
PWS uses a pavement surface evaluation and rating system to rate the surface condition of pavement throughout the City.
PWS Programs & Services