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 Mar 15, 2019 at 9:10 AM


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The City of Alexandria is preparing for warmer weather with its annual spring beautification efforts, including pothole repairbulk trash collectionstreet sweeping, and mulch delivery.


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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is closing all Metrorail stations south of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019 for critical station platform restoration. The City of Alexandria is working with WMATA to mitigate the impact of this work on Alexandria residents and visitors.


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The City’s annual pothole repair effort is underway. Potholes form when water seeps into tiny cracks in pavement and expands during freezing temperatures. Crews will work diligently to repair streets damaged during the winter months. Potholes can be reported to Call.Click.Connect, either online or by calling 703.746.HELP (4357).


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The fall leaves and Christmas trees collected by the City over the last few months have been ground into mulch, and residents can now place orders online for mulch deliveries beginning in April through June.


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The City is collaborating with the  Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) to develop an update to the Environmental Action Plan (EAP) and establish a refreshed, informed, and responsive framework for environmental decision-making over the next several decades. Learn more about the update process and how you can get involved. 


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The City of Alexandria, in coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), is increasing access and safety to and around the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station. The focus of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements project is to provide a safer, more attractive walking environment while maintaining efficient levels of service for buses and other transit vehicles accessing the site. 


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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

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: 703.746.HELP (4357)

Resource Recovery

The T&ES Division of Resource Recovery, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides refuse collection and recycling services. Contact us:  703.746.HELP (4357)

MOBILITY Services

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

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