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Bradlee-King Street: We’re glad VDOT agrees that that we need to improve King Street (Quaker to Menokin), especially aft...
04/20/2021

Bradlee-King Street: We’re glad VDOT agrees that that we need to improve King Street (Quaker to Menokin), especially after residents, stakeholders, and several plans have identified stormwater, streetscape, and accessibility needs along this important gateway. T&ES will begin planning for this important gateway in fall 2021 and re-apply for funding after that.

Learn more here: alexandriava.gov/105758

Bradlee-King Street: We’re glad VDOT agrees that that we need to improve King Street (Quaker to Menokin), especially after residents, stakeholders, and several plans have identified stormwater, streetscape, and accessibility needs along this important gateway. T&ES will begin planning for this important gateway in fall 2021 and re-apply for funding after that.

Learn more here: alexandriava.gov/105758

Two meetings this week we want to remind you of: Wed. April 21, 7pm is the Transportation Commission. During that meetin...
04/20/2021

Two meetings this week we want to remind you of:

Wed. April 21, 7pm is the Transportation Commission. During that meeting, the
draft Alexandria Mobility Plan and transportation items in the City Manager’s proposed budget will be discussed. Visit alexandriava.gov/TransportationCommission for the zoom registration link and more details on these agenda items.

On Thurs., April 22 at 7pm, the Ad Hoc Scooter Task Force will hold it's first meeting of 2021. Public comment can be made at this meeting. The zoom registration link is available at alexandriava.gov/DocklessMobility

Two meetings this week we want to remind you of:

Wed. April 21, 7pm is the Transportation Commission. During that meeting, the
draft Alexandria Mobility Plan and transportation items in the City Manager’s proposed budget will be discussed. Visit alexandriava.gov/TransportationCommission for the zoom registration link and more details on these agenda items.

On Thurs., April 22 at 7pm, the Ad Hoc Scooter Task Force will hold it's first meeting of 2021. Public comment can be made at this meeting. The zoom registration link is available at alexandriava.gov/DocklessMobility

#BiketoWorkDay will look a little different this year, but you can still pre-register and get a t-shirt:  biketoworkmetr...
04/19/2021

#BiketoWorkDay will look a little different this year, but you can still pre-register and get a t-shirt: biketoworkmetrodc.org/

#BiketoWorkDay will look a little different this year, but you can still pre-register and get a t-shirt: biketoworkmetrodc.org/

Got a few minutes? The City wants to hear from YOU! Providing Alexandrians high quality choices for getting around is at...
04/19/2021

Got a few minutes? The City wants to hear from YOU! Providing Alexandrians high quality choices for getting around is at the center of the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan’s strategies and policies. Provide input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan #ALXmobility

Got a few minutes? The City wants to hear from YOU! Providing Alexandrians high quality choices for getting around is at the center of the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan’s strategies and policies. Provide input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan #ALXmobility

#Earthday is virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about the role you can play in the theme this ...
04/16/2021

#Earthday is virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about the role you can play in the theme this year, Restore the Earth.

Reduce the amount of materials you consume by either buying less or buying quality materials that last, Reuse items (or offer to others who may be able to reuse), and Recycle items so they can be made into something new without the use of raw materials. Make the time to be informed about how to dispose of items you no longer need. More information at alexandriava.gov/Earthday!

#Earthday is virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about the role you can play in the theme this year, Restore the Earth.

Reduce the amount of materials you consume by either buying less or buying quality materials that last, Reuse items (or offer to others who may be able to reuse), and Recycle items so they can be made into something new without the use of raw materials. Make the time to be informed about how to dispose of items you no longer need. More information at alexandriava.gov/Earthday!

04/16/2021
New DASH Network

Timing is running out to weigh in...provide your feedback today!

It's back! The @WestEndFarmersMarket has reopened for the season and with it another place to drop your food waste! Look...
04/15/2021

It's back! The @WestEndFarmersMarket has reopened for the season and with it another place to drop your food waste! Look for @CompostCab when you stop by the market this Sunday.

It's back! The @WestEndFarmersMarket has reopened for the season and with it another place to drop your food waste! Look for @CompostCab when you stop by the market this Sunday.

During the month of March, City crews and contractors inspected and cleaned (as necessary) over 10,000 linear feet of st...
04/15/2021

During the month of March, City crews and contractors inspected and cleaned (as necessary) over 10,000 linear feet of storm sewer pipe and over 700 storm sewer structures.

That pothole you see every day? We want to fill it! Each spring the City launches the "Pothole Patrol' during which crew...
04/14/2021

That pothole you see every day? We want to fill it! Each spring the City launches the "Pothole Patrol' during which crews spend their days patching potholes YOU report. Watch for roving lane closures. Learn more about pothole repairs and submit a request here: alexandriava.gov/Potholes

Fill like your whole street is a giant pothole? Scroll further down and you'll find the repaving section, with an interactive map to see when your street is scheduled and learn about repaving priorities and process.

That pothole you see every day? We want to fill it! Each spring the City launches the "Pothole Patrol' during which crews spend their days patching potholes YOU report. Watch for roving lane closures. Learn more about pothole repairs and submit a request here: alexandriava.gov/Potholes

Fill like your whole street is a giant pothole? Scroll further down and you'll find the repaving section, with an interactive map to see when your street is scheduled and learn about repaving priorities and process.

Past, present and future DashBus riders: make sure you understand the proposed service changes and take the time to prov...
04/14/2021

Past, present and future DashBus riders: make sure you understand the proposed service changes and take the time to provide feedback. The deadline is April 16, and if you prefer to give those comments verbally, the Board is hosting a public hearing TONIGHT.

DASH's April board meeting begins TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed FY 2022 service changes for the New DASH Network. To give public comment and speak during the meeting, join us on Zoom using the directions here: https://www.dashbus.com/0414ATC

#Earthday has gone virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about ways you can play a role in the th...
04/14/2021

#Earthday has gone virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about ways you can play a role in the theme this year, Restore the Earth. Water plays a big role in our daily lives, check out the section 'Restore Our Water'!

#Earthday has gone virtual this year. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday and learn about ways you can play a role in the theme this year, Restore the Earth. Water plays a big role in our daily lives, check out the section 'Restore Our Water'!

04/14/2021

Catch up on Alexandria’s largest infrastructure project at this Thursday’s #RiverRenew Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting! The event is open to the public — register in advance at http://bit.ly/SAG-2.

In case you missed the Taylor Run open house last night, you can still take a look around Taylor Run with a virtual walk...
04/13/2021

In case you missed the Taylor Run open house last night, you can still take a look around Taylor Run with a virtual walk-through of the site, complete with photos and text along the way: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/d1af9f6e2e7448918f40034831513aa6

Then follow the links at the end of the tour for more information about the project and additional resources.

In case you missed the Taylor Run open house last night, you can still take a look around Taylor Run with a virtual walk-through of the site, complete with photos and text along the way: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/d1af9f6e2e7448918f40034831513aa6

Then follow the links at the end of the tour for more information about the project and additional resources.

Help Virginia Department of Transportation and @VDRPT learn how COVID has changed the public's transportation choices an...
04/13/2021

Help Virginia Department of Transportation and @VDRPT learn how COVID has changed the public's transportation choices and preferences both now and post COVID. This is the 3rd installment of the survey (1st timers welcome):

www.virginiadot.org/travel/commuter-survey.asp Takes roughly 5ish minutes.

Help Virginia Department of Transportation and @VDRPT learn how COVID has changed the public's transportation choices and preferences both now and post COVID. This is the 3rd installment of the survey (1st timers welcome):

www.virginiadot.org/travel/commuter-survey.asp Takes roughly 5ish minutes.

Staff is all set up and ready for members of the community to come on out to the Taylor Run Open House. Grab your mask, ...
04/12/2021

Staff is all set up and ready for members of the community to come on out to the Taylor Run Open House. Grab your mask, and come see in person the conditions of the stream and learn about the restoration plans and goals directly from staff.

3120 King St. from 5-7pm TONIGHT.

The City seeks your input on the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP)! The draft AMP seeks to address community feedback...
04/12/2021

The City seeks your input on the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP)! The draft AMP seeks to address community feedback related to wanting safer and more convenient choices for getting around, congestion and cut-through traffic, and transportation equity. Learn more about the plan and submit your input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan #ALXmobility

The City seeks your input on the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP)! The draft AMP seeks to address community feedback related to wanting safer and more convenient choices for getting around, congestion and cut-through traffic, and transportation equity. Learn more about the plan and submit your input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan #ALXmobility

TONIGHT: Join us this evening to see the proposed project site in person. Come any time between 5 and 7 pm to talk with ...
04/12/2021

TONIGHT: Join us this evening to see the proposed project site in person. Come any time between 5 and 7 pm to talk with staff and learn about the proposed project. Rain or shine.

TONIGHT: Join us this evening to see the proposed project site in person. Come any time between 5 and 7 pm to talk with staff and learn about the proposed project. Rain or shine.

The City's #Earthday2021 celebration will look a little different this year. Instead of an in- person event, we're going...
04/09/2021

The City's #Earthday2021 celebration will look a little different this year. Instead of an in- person event, we're going virtual. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday throughout the month as new content is added all month, including actionable ideas in support of the theme, 'Restore the Earth.'

The City's #Earthday2021 celebration will look a little different this year. Instead of an in- person event, we're going virtual. Visit alexandriava.gov/Earthday throughout the month as new content is added all month, including actionable ideas in support of the theme, 'Restore the Earth.'

04/09/2021
New DASH Network

Please be sure to weigh in on these proposed route changes. One week left to comment = do it now.

Please note the Quaker Lane traffic impacts as part of this repair.
04/09/2021

Please note the Quaker Lane traffic impacts as part of this repair.

#AlexandriaVA: Our crews are making repairs to a water main break near the intersection of N. Quaker Lane and Trinity Drive. Residents on N. Quaker Lane, Trinity Drive, Cathedral Drive, Canterbury Lane, Chancel Place and Coventry Lane will experience low pressure to no water pressure while repairs are being made. Repairs are estimated to be complete by 6:00 pm. Both northbound lanes on N. Quaker Lane are closed. The two southbound lanes have been converted into one northbound and one southbound lane while work is being completed.

Clearing or thinning out a patch of bamboo? Please tie it in bundles of not more than 4 feet in length and set out for h...
04/08/2021

Clearing or thinning out a patch of bamboo? Please tie it in bundles of not more than 4 feet in length and set out for household trash collection.

It can not be collected with yard waste as it does not break down like grass or branches.

Clearing or thinning out a patch of bamboo? Please tie it in bundles of not more than 4 feet in length and set out for household trash collection.

It can not be collected with yard waste as it does not break down like grass or branches.

This week, in response to flood mitigation efforts in the S. Jordan area, a portion of stormwater pipe was replaced with...
04/08/2021

This week, in response to flood mitigation efforts in the S. Jordan area, a portion of stormwater pipe was replaced with a new concrete pipe. This will return the pipe to optimal flow.

We offered lots of ideas...where did you end up walking for #NationalWalkingDay?If you haven't gotten out yet--there is ...
04/07/2021

We offered lots of ideas...where did you end up walking for #NationalWalkingDay?

If you haven't gotten out yet--there is still time to get that walk in! Maybe use your walk to check out the Jones Point Bike Campus or the Mt. Jefferson Park children's Traffic Garden.

We hope we've inspired you to think of walking as a form of transportation (and exercise) and given you a couple ideas to get out of your normal routine.

We offered lots of ideas...where did you end up walking for #NationalWalkingDay?

If you haven't gotten out yet--there is still time to get that walk in! Maybe use your walk to check out the Jones Point Bike Campus or the Mt. Jefferson Park children's Traffic Garden.

We hope we've inspired you to think of walking as a form of transportation (and exercise) and given you a couple ideas to get out of your normal routine.

You've seen the virtual tour, but have you been in person lately? Come for a masked, socially distanced, self-paced walk...
04/07/2021

You've seen the virtual tour, but have you been in person lately? Come for a masked, socially distanced, self-paced walkthrough of the Taylor Run Stream Restoration project area on Monday, April 12 anytime between 5 and 7pm. Project staff will be available to answer questions. Start at the trailhead located at 3120 King St. Rain or shine.

You've seen the virtual tour, but have you been in person lately? Come for a masked, socially distanced, self-paced walkthrough of the Taylor Run Stream Restoration project area on Monday, April 12 anytime between 5 and 7pm. Project staff will be available to answer questions. Start at the trailhead located at 3120 King St. Rain or shine.

Wonder how those street sweepers work? Almost all the City's street sweepers use a controlled blast of air to dislodge d...
04/07/2021

Wonder how those street sweepers work? Almost all the City's street sweepers use a controlled blast of air to dislodge debris from the surface. All debris picked up by the pick-up head is directed up the large diameter heavy duty suction hose into the hopper. Sweepers removes trash, dirt and fine material from the entire area beneath the full-width pick-up head. These are called Regenerative Air sweepers.

Wonder how those street sweepers work? Almost all the City's street sweepers use a controlled blast of air to dislodge debris from the surface. All debris picked up by the pick-up head is directed up the large diameter heavy duty suction hose into the hopper. Sweepers removes trash, dirt and fine material from the entire area beneath the full-width pick-up head. These are called Regenerative Air sweepers.

Have you made your walking plans for #NationalWalkingDay tomorrow?  Grab your mask and check out the new art installatio...
04/06/2021

Have you made your walking plans for #NationalWalkingDay tomorrow? Grab your mask and check out the new art installations along Holmes Run, Four Mile Run and Potomac Yard Trails. The art will be in place through the end of May.

Have you made your walking plans for #NationalWalkingDay tomorrow? Grab your mask and check out the new art installations along Holmes Run, Four Mile Run and Potomac Yard Trails. The art will be in place through the end of May.

Mulch is ready! You can pick it up in person from 4215 Eisenhower Ave., M-F  7am- 330pm. Or have it delivered through Ju...
04/06/2021

Mulch is ready! You can pick it up in person from 4215 Eisenhower Ave., M-F 7am- 330pm. Or have it delivered through June. Visit alexandriava.gov/Mulch to place your delivery order, dates are filling.

Mulch is ready! You can pick it up in person from 4215 Eisenhower Ave., M-F 7am- 330pm. Or have it delivered through June. Visit alexandriava.gov/Mulch to place your delivery order, dates are filling.

Potholes come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one way to report them: Alex311.  The City has officially launched t...
04/05/2021

Potholes come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one way to report them: Alex311. The City has officially launched the spring pothole patrol and repair blitz. Watch for roving lane closures. Learn more about pothole repairs and submit a request: alexandriava.gov/Potholes

Potholes come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one way to report them: Alex311. The City has officially launched the spring pothole patrol and repair blitz. Watch for roving lane closures. Learn more about pothole repairs and submit a request: alexandriava.gov/Potholes

Reminder: The City invites YOU to review the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan and/or the Executive Summary and provide inp...
04/05/2021

Reminder: The City invites YOU to review the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan and/or the Executive Summary and provide input. Providing City residents, workers and visitors high-quality travel choices is at the center of the AMP’s strategies and policies. Learn more about the plan and submit your input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan. #ALXmobility

Reminder: The City invites YOU to review the draft Alexandria Mobility Plan and/or the Executive Summary and provide input. Providing City residents, workers and visitors high-quality travel choices is at the center of the AMP’s strategies and policies. Learn more about the plan and submit your input by April 30 at alexandriava.gov/MobilityPlan. #ALXmobility

#NationalWalkingDay is this coming Wed., April 7.  You don't have to wait until then to use walking as transportation. V...
04/03/2021

#NationalWalkingDay is this coming Wed., April 7. You don't have to wait until then to use walking as transportation. Visit Alexandria VA has compiled an 8-site tour of historical African American sites in Alexandria. Walk between a few of them (and bike, DASHBus or drive out to Fort Ward Park for the 8th site): visitalexandriava.com/things-to-do/historic-attractions-and-museums/african-american/alexandria-black-history-driving-tour/

#NationalWalkingDay is this coming Wed., April 7. You don't have to wait until then to use walking as transportation. Visit Alexandria VA has compiled an 8-site tour of historical African American sites in Alexandria. Walk between a few of them (and bike, DASHBus or drive out to Fort Ward Park for the 8th site): visitalexandriava.com/things-to-do/historic-attractions-and-museums/african-american/alexandria-black-history-driving-tour/

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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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@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.
I went to the Jones Point Park recycling area today but the glass bin was gone. Is this due to a regularly-scheduled pick-up day, and if so, when should I expect the bin to be taken away and returned in general?