Traffic Operations

The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all traffic signals and road signs that are part of the City's computer integrated traffic signal system.

Page updated on Jan 4, 2018 at 3:10 PM
Intersection - Washington & Prince St(2)

3200 Colvin St, Alexandria, VA  22314
Tel:  703.746.4747     
Fax: 703.212.9201
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday,  7:00am to 3:30pm

This Division also manages the City's pavement marking and roadway striping program as well as all single and multi-space parking meters located throughout the City.

Traffic Operations coordinates with other City agencies and divisions within T&ES to ensure that our City's roads and parking areas are safe and well maintained.

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What's New

Signals Crew 002LED Signal Replacement 
Traffic Operations is currently in the process of replacing the old incandescent traffic signal light bulbs with new LED bulbs that will:

  • Last 5 times longer
  • Reduce energy consumption by 90%
  • Burn brighter
  • Save the City over $100,000 annually  

Over 90% of the traffic signals throughout the city have been retrofitted with LED technology, and 100% of traffic signals are scheduled to have LED technology installed by the end of 2016.

Multi-Space Parking Meter01Multi-Space Parking Meters
In order to improve our operational efficiency and provide greater convenience to residents and visitors, T&ES is continuing to replace older single space parking meters with newer multi-space meters.  Single Space meters will continue to be installed throughout the City in the coming year.


Changes to Maximum parking hours 
Please note that the maximum hours for parking has increased from 2 hours to 3 hours for select areas of the Old Town and John Carlyle areas of the City.   Meter feeding to extend parking time beyond the posted maximum time is still prohibited.   To avoid a parking citation, you must move your car to a parking space on another block if you wish to continue parking in the metered areas.  For more information, please visit the Parking District Restrictions website.

Pango Logo BluePay-by-Phone
This service, operated by Pango USA, allows customers to pay by phone via the Pango smartphone app, or by calling toll-free 855.547.2646.  For directions on how to use the new Pango system, please visit Pay By Phone for more information.

 Traffic Signals

T&ES maintains 265 traffic signals and warning lights throughout the City.

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Signalized Intersections

  • School Flashing Lights
  • Flashing Warning Lights
  • Pedestrian Rapid Flash Beacons

Note:  For Emergency Assistance with a malfunctioning or damaged traffic signal, please contact the City's Help Desk at 703.746.4357 during normal office hours or use the City's Call.Click.Connect online service request portal 24/7.  


Stop Sign small Del Ray Street Sign

The Traffic Operations Division also installs and maintains all public signs in the City in accordance with federal standards and municipal ordinances. 

This includes signs for parking restrictions, speed limits, loading zones, and navigation/direction.    

Requests for the installation of signs for loading zones, restricted hourly parking, removal of parking, and residential permit parking are considered at a monthly public hearing held by a the City's Traffic and Parking Board .  These meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in City Hall, 301 King Street (Council Chambers).  


Crosswalk StripingPavement Markings

To request that a faded pavement markings be painted please use Call.Click.Connect to enter a service request.  Markings are installed during warmer weather, typically between April and October, when the pavement temperature is 60 degrees or higher.



Parking Meter - WinterParking Meters

The City operates and maintains 314 parking meters primarily in the Old Town Alexandria and commercial districts of the City.   The fees for these meters range from $1.25 for single space meters to $1.75 per hour for multi-space meters.    

To report a problem with a parking meter, please contact the City's Help Desk at 703.746.4357 during normal business hours or use the City's Call.Click.Connect online service request portal 24/7.  Please note the meter number located on the front or back of the meter in addition to the block address to ensure prompt service.

To request a reimbursement for credit card payments or coin lost due to a broken parking meter, please follow the instructions in the Parking Meter Refund Policy available online.

For additional information about parking in the City of Alexandria, please visit:  Parking INFO

Traffic Surveys

Please direct requests for surveys and studies related to traffic control including vehicle speed, volume counts, turning movements, and warrant analysis to the Traffic Engineering Division.

Contact Us:

To report a problem or make a complaint about any of the Traffic Operation Division's services, please use Call.Click.Connect the City's new online customer service system 

   Call Click Connect Logo or call 703.746.4357 (HELP).