City of Alexandria Resumes Street Resurfacing Program

Page updated on Aug 20, 2021 at 10:16 AM

City of Alexandria Resumes Street Resurfacing Program

On Monday, August 23, the City of Alexandria will resume its street resurfacing program for the season. Street resurfacing typically begins with curb and gutter repair work and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb access ramp upgrades. 

Alexandria has more than 561 lane miles of road and each year, the City resurfaces approximately 50 of those lane miles. The City uses a paving management system called Pavement Condition Index, or PCI, to determine the condition of City roads. PCI, along with other factors, such as volume and type of traffic, planned utility work, and cost, are used to prioritize streets for repaving. 

During the first two weeks of the paving program, the following streets are scheduled for resurfacing:  

  • Union Street (from Pendleton Street to Franklin Street)
  • Duke Street (from South Union to Street to South Patrick Street)

Residents whose streets are scheduled for resurfacing receive advance notice of paving work – typically by displayed project signs and/or door hangers. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be also posted before work begins. Please be sure to observe these signs to avoid tickets and potential towing of vehicle.

Paving typically takes place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with some select work conducted overnight to accommodate heavily traveled roads. Heavy equipment, which may be noisy at times, will be used during paving activities. During paving hours, access to the affected street will be limited, but workers will allow for local traffic to pass through for driveway access. City staff will be on site managing the project, and at the end of each workday, roads will be fully open to allow for overnight parking and traffic.

Alexandria is one of only a handful of jurisdictions in Northern Virginia that is responsible for resurfacing its roads. The City is committed to roadway safety and proactively improving the infrastructure.  Visit for additional information about the City’s street resurfacing program.

For questions or concerns about major street resurfacing, please use Alex311 or call 703.746.HELP (4357).

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