Public Works Services

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.

Page updated on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Sewer Maintenance Programs

Learn more about sewer maintenance and how it affects you. 

Street Maintenance Programs

Learn more about the various street maintenance performed by the City including: paving, potholes winter weather and more.

Street Cleaning Programs

Learn about the various street cleaning programs such as annual leaf collection and adopt-a-block programs.

What's New

Sewer Backup Information

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 as soon as possible, to report a sewer backup use Call.Click.Connect or contact 703.746.HELP (703.746.4357).  For more information, visit

Major Street Resurfacing Program 

The City of Alexandria maintains and manages more than 560 lane miles of streets annually.  In fiscal year 2017 City Council increased the City's paving budget to $6,650,000, a 18.75% increase over FY 2016.  Additionally, the City participates in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) State Revenue Sharing Program as well as leverages grant opportunities as they become available.  In July 2016, VDOT announced that the City will be awarded an additional $500,000 through the FY 2017 VDOT Primary Extensions Grant.  This money will be used to pave sections of N/S Patrick St. (Route 1) and will allow for additional paving and related sidewalk improvements to be completed this fiscal year.  City staff uses an objective pavement management system to identify the condition of roads in the City, with the goal of paving the worst streets first.  This year's paving program will begin in early-July and through early fall, starting again in the spring of 2017.  For detailed information about locations of paving projects and schedules, please see the information provided below.

Street Patching, Small Paving, Alley & Asphalt Trail Maintenance 

PWS strives to provide the most updated information to minimize any inconvenience during the paving season.  We will make every effort to provide accurate and timely information.  Below is the schedule for street patching and small paving projects.  The project activity, work hours, and three (3) week look-ahead have been provided.  For information about locations of paving projects and schedules, please see the information provided below.

Pavement Management & Condition Evaluation Program

PWS uses a pavement surface evaluation and rating system to rate the surface condition of pavement throughout the City.

Programs & Services