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Check out this brief animated video that explains how the City's new Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system works: https:/...
06/15/2021

Check out this brief animated video that explains how the City's new Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system works: https://youtu.be/C8V43cdSnuU

TSP is a regional effort that allows vehicles, such as buses, to get through traffic signals quicker by communicating with the traffic signal to alert the signal that they are approaching. The signal will either stay green longer, or if it is red, shorten the red light. The goal is to keep buses on schedule, improve travel times, and make buses a more viable option for commuters.

Thanks to partners, The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and @Dashbus

Check out this brief animated video that explains how the City's new Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system works: https://youtu.be/C8V43cdSnuU

TSP is a regional effort that allows vehicles, such as buses, to get through traffic signals quicker by communicating with the traffic signal to alert the signal that they are approaching. The signal will either stay green longer, or if it is red, shorten the red light. The goal is to keep buses on schedule, improve travel times, and make buses a more viable option for commuters.

Thanks to partners, The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and @Dashbus

The week of June 17 is National Waste and Recycling Workers Week, formerly known as Garbage Man Day. This year is especi...
06/14/2021

The week of June 17 is National Waste and Recycling Workers Week, formerly known as Garbage Man Day. This year is especially important to recognize those in the industry because they have been working day in and day out on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this special week of celebration, we thank all the women and men who work daily to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean!

The week of June 17 is National Waste and Recycling Workers Week, formerly known as Garbage Man Day. This year is especially important to recognize those in the industry because they have been working day in and day out on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this special week of celebration, we thank all the women and men who work daily to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean!

We will be messaging about this project over the coming months...please engage with this planning process!
06/14/2021
City of Alexandria Seeks Input to Set “Duke Street In Motion”

We will be messaging about this project over the coming months...please engage with this planning process!

The City announces “Duke Street In Motion,” a planning and design study focused on ensuring transit improvements to be made along the Duke Street corridor will align with users’ needs, wants, and expectations.

Thanks to everyone who has attended the @fema flood map community meetings. We have 1 more meeting (Holmes Run) which ha...
06/11/2021

Thanks to everyone who has attended the @fema flood map community meetings. We have 1 more meeting (Holmes Run) which has been moved to June 29. We've also added several new resources to 'What's New' at alexandriava.gov/FloodMap Check it out and learn about why this matters.

Thanks to everyone who has attended the @fema flood map community meetings. We have 1 more meeting (Holmes Run) which has been moved to June 29. We've also added several new resources to 'What's New' at alexandriava.gov/FloodMap Check it out and learn about why this matters.

Only a few dates remain to get leaf mulch delivered this season. Visit alexandriava.gov/Mulch to learn how you can get a...
06/11/2021

Only a few dates remain to get leaf mulch delivered this season. Visit alexandriava.gov/Mulch to learn how you can get a 1/2 or full truck delivered (or pick it up yourself).

Only a few dates remain to get leaf mulch delivered this season. Visit alexandriava.gov/Mulch to learn how you can get a 1/2 or full truck delivered (or pick it up yourself).

Traffic flow has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. The City's traffic sensors indicate travel times in the City a...
06/10/2021

Traffic flow has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. The City's traffic sensors indicate travel times in the City are still about 30% faster than in the of Spring 2019. Be aware of other road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. Learn more about the City's traffic sensors and other Smart Mobility programs: alexandriava.gov/SmartMobility

Traffic flow has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. The City's traffic sensors indicate travel times in the City are still about 30% faster than in the of Spring 2019. Be aware of other road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. Learn more about the City's traffic sensors and other Smart Mobility programs: alexandriava.gov/SmartMobility

Aside from looking bad, litter harms the environment and wildlife. When it rains, litter such as disposable masks and gl...
06/10/2021

Aside from looking bad, litter harms the environment and wildlife. When it rains, litter such as disposable masks and gloves dropped on the ground can get swept into local waterways and ultimately the Bay. Learn more about what additional actions you can take to help protect the Chesapeake Bay by visiting: alexandriava.gov/104501

#BayAwarenessWeek

Aside from looking bad, litter harms the environment and wildlife. When it rains, litter such as disposable masks and gloves dropped on the ground can get swept into local waterways and ultimately the Bay. Learn more about what additional actions you can take to help protect the Chesapeake Bay by visiting: alexandriava.gov/104501

#BayAwarenessWeek

The Ad Hoc Stormwater Utility & Flood Mitigation Advisory Group meets tomorrow, Thurs. June 10, 7pm. Agenda: alexandriav...
06/09/2021

The Ad Hoc Stormwater Utility & Flood Mitigation Advisory Group meets tomorrow, Thurs. June 10, 7pm. Agenda: alexandriava.gov/122418 Public comment may be submitted in advance or during the meeting's public comment portion.

A recording of this virtual meeting will available after the meeting and posted on the above website.

The Ad Hoc Stormwater Utility & Flood Mitigation Advisory Group meets tomorrow, Thurs. June 10, 7pm. Agenda: alexandriava.gov/122418 Public comment may be submitted in advance or during the meeting's public comment portion.

A recording of this virtual meeting will available after the meeting and posted on the above website.

Our next Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip: consider individual actions to improve the health of the Bay, such as plantin...
06/09/2021

Our next Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip: consider individual actions to improve the health of the Bay, such as planting natives. Native plants also support butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators. Need ideas of what native plants are right for your yard? Visit plantnovanatives.org to learn more.

Our next Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip: consider individual actions to improve the health of the Bay, such as planting natives. Native plants also support butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators. Need ideas of what native plants are right for your yard? Visit plantnovanatives.org to learn more.

The King Street-Old Town Metro bus bays are open! The project includes improvements such as permeable pavers, a future k...
06/09/2021

The King Street-Old Town Metro bus bays are open! The project includes improvements such as permeable pavers, a future kiss & ride loop & more.

Please use caution as everyone adjusts to the new transportation patterns. Learn more about the the project: alexandriava.gov/85338

The National Weather Service has indicated there is potential increased risk the remainder of this week for heavy rains ...
06/08/2021

The National Weather Service has indicated there is potential increased risk the remainder of this week for heavy rains with the potential for flash flooding. This does not mean it WILL happen, but that it could happen. City crews continue to work throughout the City and we encourage you to always be weather aware. Learn more: alexandriava.gov/FloodAction

The National Weather Service has indicated there is potential increased risk the remainder of this week for heavy rains with the potential for flash flooding. This does not mean it WILL happen, but that it could happen. City crews continue to work throughout the City and we encourage you to always be weather aware. Learn more: alexandriava.gov/FloodAction

Today's Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip: Be mindful of your fertilize use! Fertilizers and pesticides can end up in str...
06/08/2021

Today's Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip:

Be mindful of your fertilize use! Fertilizers and pesticides can end up in streams and harm aquatic life.

Today's Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek tip:

Be mindful of your fertilize use! Fertilizers and pesticides can end up in streams and harm aquatic life.

Never put medications down the toilet--dispose of them properly.
06/07/2021

Never put medications down the toilet--dispose of them properly.

INFO :: Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away are potential safety and health hazards. Dispose of expired or unused medications safely at one of three permanent drop boxes locations: inside the front entrance doors of the Alexandria Police Headquarters (3600 Wheeler Ave.), inside Inova Alexandria Hospital Visitor’s Center Lobby (4320 Seminary Rd.), or The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray (2204 Mt. Vernon Ave.). Dispose of needles and syringes in a separate drop box for these items at the same location and hours as the Inova Alexandria Hospital permanent drug drop box. When in public, wear a cloth face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance when around others.

For more information, follow the link below.
alexandriava.gov/Opioids

Cameron Run, Backlick Run, Strawberry Run, and Taylor Run watershed residents & businesses are encouraged to participate...
06/07/2021

Cameron Run, Backlick Run, Strawberry Run, and Taylor Run watershed residents & businesses are encouraged to participate in a virtual meeting TONIGHT, Mon., June 7, at 7pm to learn about the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map updates (effective in 2022) and how you may be impacted.

Whether you’re in a high-risk or a moderate- to low-risk area, it is important to make sure your home and belongings are protected from flooding. This is a public meeting and you must register to attend; to learn which meeting is right for you and to register, please visit: alexandriava.gov/FloodMap

Cameron Run, Backlick Run, Strawberry Run, and Taylor Run watershed residents & businesses are encouraged to participate in a virtual meeting TONIGHT, Mon., June 7, at 7pm to learn about the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map updates (effective in 2022) and how you may be impacted.

Whether you’re in a high-risk or a moderate- to low-risk area, it is important to make sure your home and belongings are protected from flooding. This is a public meeting and you must register to attend; to learn which meeting is right for you and to register, please visit: alexandriava.gov/FloodMap

Thanks to everyone who came out Sat. to #CleantheBay day at Oronoco Bay Park! If the heat was too much for you, we'll be...
06/07/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out Sat. to #CleantheBay day at Oronoco Bay Park! If the heat was too much for you, we'll be sharing tips this week for other ways you can help keep the Bay clean as part of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.

As a reminder, repaving of Commonwealth Ave. begins this Monday, June 7 at Cameron and will continue north over 2 weeks....
06/06/2021

As a reminder, repaving of Commonwealth Ave. begins this Monday, June 7 at Cameron and will continue north over 2 weeks. Please follow detours to avoid the area. More about the project: alexandriava.gov/122699

As a reminder, repaving of Commonwealth Ave. begins this Monday, June 7 at Cameron and will continue north over 2 weeks. Please follow detours to avoid the area. More about the project: alexandriava.gov/122699

King St. Metro station bus shelters will begin use this Sunday, June 6. The temporary bus shelters along Diagonal Road w...
06/04/2021

King St. Metro station bus shelters will begin use this Sunday, June 6. The temporary bus shelters along Diagonal Road will be permanently closed.
The new bus shelters are part of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project which includes a redesigned bus loop, pedestrian access infrastructure, and forthcoming Kiss & Ride area. In addition, the project includes several environmental improvements, including new energy-efficient LED lighting, and storm sewer upgrades that increase system capacity and treat stormwater runoff on-site.

MetroAccess customers will continue to use the Commonwealth Avenue exit to access the temporary bus stop on Cameron Street until three bus shelters are installed on the center island. All buses will be assigned permanent locations once these shelters open.

Mid block crossing of Diagonal Rd. will be closed to facilitate construction of the new Kiss & Ride, which will continue through Summer 2021. Kiss & Ride customers should continue to use the Braddock Rd or Eisenhower Ave Metrorail stations.
Learn more: alexandriava.gov/85338

King St. Metro station bus shelters will begin use this Sunday, June 6. The temporary bus shelters along Diagonal Road will be permanently closed.
The new bus shelters are part of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project which includes a redesigned bus loop, pedestrian access infrastructure, and forthcoming Kiss & Ride area. In addition, the project includes several environmental improvements, including new energy-efficient LED lighting, and storm sewer upgrades that increase system capacity and treat stormwater runoff on-site.

MetroAccess customers will continue to use the Commonwealth Avenue exit to access the temporary bus stop on Cameron Street until three bus shelters are installed on the center island. All buses will be assigned permanent locations once these shelters open.

Mid block crossing of Diagonal Rd. will be closed to facilitate construction of the new Kiss & Ride, which will continue through Summer 2021. Kiss & Ride customers should continue to use the Braddock Rd or Eisenhower Ave Metrorail stations.
Learn more: alexandriava.gov/85338

REMINDER: We’re kicking off Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek by holding a cleanup tomorrow morning (Sat. Jun 4) from 9-11 a....
06/04/2021

REMINDER: We’re kicking off Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek by holding a cleanup tomorrow morning (Sat. Jun 4) from 9-11 a.m. at Oronoco Bay Park located at 100 Madison St. Be sure to bring your own gloves and water/snacks as well as sun protection and follow the latest COVID-19 guidance provided by the City.

Learn more: alexandriava.gov/104501

REMINDER: We’re kicking off Chesapeake #BayAwarenessWeek by holding a cleanup tomorrow morning (Sat. Jun 4) from 9-11 a.m. at Oronoco Bay Park located at 100 Madison St. Be sure to bring your own gloves and water/snacks as well as sun protection and follow the latest COVID-19 guidance provided by the City.

Learn more: alexandriava.gov/104501

Did you see the first Flood Action newsletter sent last month? It's full of updates on both flood mitigation efforts in ...
06/03/2021

Did you see the first Flood Action newsletter sent last month? It's full of updates on both flood mitigation efforts in the City and also resources for residents and business owners.

Visit alexandriava.gov/FloodAction and subscribe to opt-in to 'Flood Action Alexandria' updates to make sure you receive the next newsletter.

Did you see the first Flood Action newsletter sent last month? It's full of updates on both flood mitigation efforts in the City and also resources for residents and business owners.

Visit alexandriava.gov/FloodAction and subscribe to opt-in to 'Flood Action Alexandria' updates to make sure you receive the next newsletter.

Please be weather aware this afternoon into this evening.
06/03/2021

Please be weather aware this afternoon into this evening.

Showers and thunderstorms are still expected this afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms may be severe with damaging wind gusts. Also, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for parts of northeast Maryland from 3-10 PM for the potential for localized amounts of 2-4" of rain.

Residents who receive City trash collection should have received the 'Guide to Services' in the mail within the last wee...
06/03/2021

Residents who receive City trash collection should have received the 'Guide to Services' in the mail within the last week. This comprehensive guide is a great way to learn about T&ES' resource recovery services including trash, recycling, yard waste, composting, recycling tools, the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics drop off and more —check it out.

Already recycled the mailer? Visit Alexandriava.gov/resourcerecovery to find it online.

Residents who receive City trash collection should have received the 'Guide to Services' in the mail within the last week. This comprehensive guide is a great way to learn about T&ES' resource recovery services including trash, recycling, yard waste, composting, recycling tools, the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics drop off and more —check it out.

Already recycled the mailer? Visit Alexandriava.gov/resourcerecovery to find it online.

In advance of Commonwealth Ave. repaving, crews completed concrete curb and gutter work as well as multiple pedestrian s...
06/02/2021

In advance of Commonwealth Ave. repaving, crews completed concrete curb and gutter work as well as multiple pedestrian safety improvements such as the pedestrian refuge pictured here. When road striping occurs after the paving, crosswalks will be aligned with the new ramps and crossings. Repaving is slated to begin Monday, June 7 and continue for 2 weeks.

In advance of Commonwealth Ave. repaving, crews completed concrete curb and gutter work as well as multiple pedestrian safety improvements such as the pedestrian refuge pictured here. When road striping occurs after the paving, crosswalks will be aligned with the new ramps and crossings. Repaving is slated to begin Monday, June 7 and continue for 2 weeks.

Hooff's Run watershed residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in a virtual meeting TONIGHT, Wed., June 2 ...
06/02/2021

Hooff's Run watershed residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in a virtual meeting TONIGHT, Wed., June 2 at 7pm to learn about the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map updates (effective in 2022) and how you may be impacted.

Whether you’re in a high-risk or a moderate- to low-risk area, it is important to make sure your home and belongings are protected from flooding. This is a public meeting and you must register to attend; to learn which meeting is right for you and to register, please visit: alexandriava.gov/FloodMap

Hooff's Run watershed residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in a virtual meeting TONIGHT, Wed., June 2 at 7pm to learn about the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map updates (effective in 2022) and how you may be impacted.

Whether you’re in a high-risk or a moderate- to low-risk area, it is important to make sure your home and belongings are protected from flooding. This is a public meeting and you must register to attend; to learn which meeting is right for you and to register, please visit: alexandriava.gov/FloodMap

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The City of Alexandria's Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES): * Supports and enhances the high quality of life for the City of Alexandria’s residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote, personal safety, transportation, transit, and public infrastructure. * Responds and aids in recovery from storms and other emergencies as an integral part of providing and managing public works services. * Provides opportunities for public participation in developing departmental policy issues.

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Are scooters allowed to be ridden on sidewalks?
@Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia I noticed that the city has deployed "speed trailers" along Duke Street heading towards the West End and along Quaker. The speed limit on both roads where the speed trailers are deployed is 35 mph, yet the trailers flash red if you drive 26 mph or above. These trailers have the ability to collect data re: drivers going over the speed limit (and the indicator is typically flashing red lights). Since this is happening when drivers are driving well within the legal limit, I'd like confirmation that the trailers are NOT collecting data re: drivers going 35 mph or under the established speed limit. If the City is collecting the data please advise why the trailers are set to flash red between 26 - 35 mph since that is, again, the legal speed limit. If the City is in fact, collecting this data, how is it compiled since the "flashing red" implies drivers are violating the speed limit which would then skew any data collected by the City UNLESS it shows the actual speed of all drivers in the data.
Did something happen with trash pick up yesterday? My entire street was missed (Braddock Court).
Is there an expected date for resuming yard waste collection?
Is it possible to close a lane in each direction on Braddock between Van dorn and Beauregard to assist in social distancing? The sidewalk is not wide enough and there are people not respecting the space. I’ve had three runners come up behind me and pass within inches. I yell 6 feet and with the mood in this country I’m afraid of being shot. With less traffic closing one line in each direction shouldn’t be a problem.
Not sure if your organization did this but wanted to give a shout to the person(s) responsible for mowing the median on w Braddock between n Hampton and Beauregard. Makes distancing easier with shorter grass!!
Good afternoon! My husband has placed at least three Call, Click, Connect requests for a replacement tree for our front curb easement over the past year (a dying tree was removed by the City). He has never received a response, though several trees have been planted on our block in that time frame. What do you suggest? Thanks!
Do you want to slug from Springfield to DC, not a carpool, but real slugging? Do you have no idea what slugging is? Do you want a free ride to work or do you drive and want to get into the express lanes easy? https://www.facebook.com/groups/SluglinesSpringfield/
I was taking a walk along the bike trail at the Potomac Yards Park - I just loved seeing all the native plants growing along the area by the train tracks - the thistles are being allowed to grow into bushes that were teeming with bees and the wildflowers in that area were attracting butterflies. Please do not cut down the plants in the empty fields - allow them to grow with Queen Anne's Lace, Thistles, Black-eyed Susans and other native flowers for the bees and butterflies. Too soon we will be loosing these areas to make way for Amazon and Virginia Tech. I understand that the plans for the area include some green spaces but they won't be the same as the wild areas with native plants. I'm not against Amazon coming - I'm just hoping to enjoy what we have now while we can.
Shout out of thanks to the folks working at the Hazardous Waste drop-off facility this afternoon. I think I saw 3 fellows working there. I stopped by with an old laptop, old computer monitor, keyboard, several cables, etc; several cans of old paint; old fire extinguishers. One car in front of me; after a minute a fellow came up with a cart and we loaded all items on there.....only took a couple minutes and I drove off. Good service.
You guys are amazing! Called yesterday for a new trash can and was told 4 to 6 days. Arrived home from work and there it was. Not even 24 hours! Thank you!
Lloyds Lane needs to be made no parking on the sidewalk side of the street. Despite the residences all having ample off street parking we end up with cars fully blocking the sidewalk regularly. Doing this is directly in line with project zero.