Transportation & Environmental Services

T&ES strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improves mobility and provides people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.

Page updated on Feb 4, 2021 at 4:24 PM


The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is coordinating with multiple City departments and partners to ensure continuity of our core services. Some non-essential services may be modified or suspended due to COVID-19.


Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and Alexandria streetlights are getting brighter! The City is working with Dominion Energy to retrofit Alexandria streetlamps with LED lights. LEDs save energy, last longer, shine brighter, and are recyclable. 


The City of Alexandria has launched a pilot program to allow private companies to operate shared mobility devices (such as dockless bicycles and scooters available for rent) in the City under a nine month demonstration program. With multiple neighboring jurisdictions experimenting with these devices and some appearing, without permits, on the streets of Alexandria, the time is right for the City to evaluate if and how they might operate here.


Vision Zero is a multidisciplinary, multi-national traffic safety concept that aims to achieve a transportation system with no deaths and serious injuries. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.

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Programs & Services 

Construction Permits and Inspections

The Construction Permits and Inspections Section, under the Right of Way and Development Division, is located in room 4130 in City Hall. This section manages and inspects capital improvement projects through all phases of construction,  permitstemporary reserved parking, and all work within the right of way. Contact us: 703.746.4035

Right of WaY & Development

The Right of Way & Development Division, located in room 3200 in City Hall, designs capital improvement projects to be administered by the department and 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: 703.746.4025.

Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, 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

Stormwater Management

The Stormwater Management Program helps protect water quality in the City. The program has three focus areas: 1) Stormwater Quality, 2) Flooding and Drainage Issues, and 3) Public Infrastructure Maintenance & Operations. Residents also partner with the City to protect water quality and decrease the impact of flooding. Working together we can manage stormwater more effectively to protect our local water resources and our community. Contact us: 703.746.6499

Sanitary Infrastructure

The Sanitary Infrastructure Division implements the City’s Sanitary Sewer Master Plan and is responsible for planning level engineering related to sanitary sewer capital projects throughout the City.Contact us: 703.746.4065

Public Works Services

The Public Works Services Division, 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: 311 or 703.746.4311


Fleet Services Division is responsible for maintaining the city's vehicles and major construction equipment. The City has some 800 units in its fleet; not including the school system, public transportation (bus) system vehicles or police motorcycles. Vehicles in the City's Fleet include everything from police patrol cars, pick-up trucks, sedans, hybrid fuel vehicles, dump trucks, tractors, SUVs and more.  Contact us: 311 or 703.746.4311

Resource Recovery

The T&ES Division of Resource Recovery, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides refuse collection and recycling services. Contact us:  311 or 703.746.4311


Mobility Services and Programs, located at 421 King St., Suite 235, coordinates parking and curbside management programs, DOT paratransit for the mobility impaired and the City’s GO Alex program, which promotes ridesharing through the formation of car and vanpools and other vehicle alternative programs. Contact us: 703.746.4075

Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Division, located at 2900 Business Center Dr., manages the City’s Smart Mobility Program and coordinates and regulates traffic, signals and transportation related issues throughout the city.  Contact us: 703.746.4142

Transportation Planning

The Transportation Planning Division, located at 301 King St., Suite 3600, develops and implements the City's Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan, manages the Vision Zero, Transit, and Complete Streets Programs and coordinates with regional partners for funding, Metro related services and the Alexandria DASH bus service.  Contact us: 703.746.4088