Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia

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Operating as usual

09/04/2020
Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Did you know that opioid addiction is a disease? It affects the brain and the body. But there is hope. Millions of lives are being transformed through treatment and recovery programs. Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks--today we are tagging Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia, Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA and Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia. Find out about opioids and treatment and recovery options at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Labor Day is this coming Monday. Make note of the service changes that will occur next week, including the usual holiday...
09/03/2020

Labor Day is this coming Monday. Make note of the service changes that will occur next week, including the usual holiday trash and recycling 1-day delay. If you've been meaning to set out yard waste, do so tomorrow, Friday Sept. 4, or wait until Friday Sept. 18.

Metro Forward
09/01/2020

Metro Forward

It’s Tap and Go Time! SmarTrip is now available on iPhone and Apple Watch, giving transit customers in the region a safer, faster, more convenient way to pay.

Learn more: wmata.com/applepay

09/01/2020
Department of Community & Human Services, City of Alexandria, VA

Raising awareness...

Did you know that anyone can misuse or overdose on opioids? A family member, neighbor, friend or coworker could be at risk. Millions of Americans report misusing prescription drugs, and more than 46,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2018. Educate yourself and others. Share this video and tag three people or organizations to share it with their networks--today, we're tagging Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA and Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia. Learn more about opioid misuse and treatment at alexandriava.gov/Opioids.

Still trying to understand the new state law (effective July 1) requiring vehicles stop for those in crosswalks? We love...
08/31/2020

Still trying to understand the new state law (effective July 1) requiring vehicles stop for those in crosswalks? We love this image from our colleagues in Roanoke as another way to think about it. It also emphasizes a safe place to cross.

#VisionZeroALX

T&ES crews are out tonight responding to the storm- checking trouble spots and clearing clogged inlets.
08/29/2020

T&ES crews are out tonight responding to the storm- checking trouble spots and clearing clogged inlets.

This video from @susanhogantv w/ @nbcwashington exactly captures what we mean when we talk about recycling right--even i...
08/28/2020
How to Follow the Rules of Recycling and Not Do More Harm Than Good

This video from @susanhogantv w/ @nbcwashington exactly captures what we mean when we talk about recycling right--even if it IS recyclable, there is a right and wrong way to prepare your materials, please watch:
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/rules-of-recycling/2400589/

And those batteries mentioned at the end, residents can drop them at the City's Household Hazardous Waste site: http://alexandriava.gov/19206

Many of us have a recycling bin in our home and make an effort to do the right thing for our planet. But if you’re not following the rules, you could be ruining your neighbors’ efforts too. News4 visited a Republic Services recycling facility in Manassas, Virginia, earlier this year. Everything ...

All you dog lovers out there, this is your (and your dog's) day! In honor of #NationalDogDay please remember to scoop th...
08/26/2020

All you dog lovers out there, this is your (and your dog's) day! In honor of #NationalDogDay please remember to scoop the poop and carry it with you home, or to a public trash can. Dog poop that isn't picked up can get washed down into storm drains and directly into our waterways.

Heads up to those on Duke St. in the area of Roth and Witter today...
08/25/2020

Heads up to those on Duke St. in the area of Roth and Witter today...

#ALEXANDRIAVA: Our crews are currently making repairs to a water main break near 2386 Duke Street. This will cause low pressure or no water pressure to approximately 13 customers on Duke Street while repairs are being made. Duke Street remains open but is currently down to one lane of traffic from Roth Street to Witter Drive. Repairs are anticipated to take 8-10 hours.

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If you don't already follow the Department of Community and Human Services, you should. They recently joined social medi...
08/24/2020

If you don't already follow the Department of Community and Human Services, you should. They recently joined social media and post super helpful information. Direct link: facebook.com/DCHSAlexandriaVA/

Fleet Services falls within TES. This division maintains close to 1000 vehicles--essentially everything except ACPS and ...
08/20/2020

Fleet Services falls within TES. This division maintains close to 1000 vehicles--essentially everything except ACPS and Fire. They handle all preventative maintenance as well as whatever needs come through the door each day. It may take 1 hour per axle to change breaks on a sedan, but something heavy like a trash truck, it might take all day.

Energy Masters, a program the City co-sponsors with Arlington County and area non-profits, is now accepting community & ...
08/19/2020

Energy Masters, a program the City co-sponsors with Arlington County and area non-profits, is now accepting community & student (age 16 +) volunteer applications for the 20-21 training, which begins in Oct. The program trains volunteers to install energy efficient improvements in area homes. Learn more (& apply) at ecoactionarlington.org/energy.

T&ES Resource Recovery staff works around the clock to remove illegal dumping. Flooring and scrap metal can not be dropp...
08/19/2020

T&ES Resource Recovery staff works around the clock to remove illegal dumping. Flooring and scrap metal can not be dropped at the recycling centers. Please check out alexandriava.gov/recycling for a list of what is acceptable at these centers.

The City is pleased to be part of this regional effort to connect 1,400 miles of trails across the region. Check out the...
08/14/2020

The City is pleased to be part of this regional effort to connect 1,400 miles of trails across the region. Check out the WashingtonPost story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/government-officials-adopt-plan-to-expand-washington-region-trail-network-to-1400-miles/2020/08/01/f651239c-d32e-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html

The COG Board endorsed the National Capital Trail Network, a 1,400-mile network of long-distance, off-street trails, serving the entire region. The network, approved by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, will help prioritize bike and pedestrian projects. Interactive map: mwcog.org/NationalCapitalTrailNetwork

DYK, in analyzing rain events, the City utilizes United States Geologic Survey (USGS) data. Pictured is the data from th...
08/13/2020

DYK, in analyzing rain events, the City utilizes United States Geologic Survey (USGS) data. Pictured is the data from the July 23 storm in which 2.67 inches fell in 30 minutes at Four Mile Run, a rate beyond the design capacity of the City system. If you'd like to drill down yourself, here is a link to the data: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?01652500

In advance of potential storms this afternoon and evening, City crews were checking drainage inlets and cleaning them as...
08/12/2020

In advance of potential storms this afternoon and evening, City crews were checking drainage inlets and cleaning them as necessary around the City today. Pictured are crews at E. Linden, Valley Dr. and near the intersection of S. Pitt and Gibbon St.

It's always important to be 'Weather Aware', today excessive rainfall is possible, which could lead to flash flooding.
08/12/2020

It's always important to be 'Weather Aware', today excessive rainfall is possible, which could lead to flash flooding.

Dangerous flash flooding is possible this afternoon & evening due to heavy rain & slow moving storms. Stay weather aware & have more than 1 way to receive our alerts. Remember, do not cross flooded roads! Visit weather.gov/washington for the latest info. #vawx #mdwx #dcwx #wvwx

Energy Masters, an award-winning program that promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable community, is now accepti...
08/11/2020

Energy Masters, an award-winning program that promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable community, is now accepting community and student (age 16 or older) volunteer applications for the 2020-2021 training program, which begins in October. For more information or to begin the application process, visit the website: https://www.ecoactionarlington.org/energy. They are hosting an online meet and greet on Thursday, August 13 from 5:30-6:30pm so you can learn more virtually. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/EMHappyHourRegistration. Apply before August 15 to receive a $15 early bird discount on the program fee! Application period will close on September 20. Note: photo taken pre-COVID.

In addition to the main City social media accounts, several departments are on social media (like us!). The newest one t...
08/11/2020

In addition to the main City social media accounts, several departments are on social media (like us!). The newest one to join the team is the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS)--they now have accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Their super helpful content includes resources and programs to help our community well-being and so much more! Give them a follow!

facebook.com/DCHSAlexandriaVA/
twitter.com/DCHS_AlexVA

Last call for mulch delivery--ordering closes TODAY, Mon. Aug. 10! Delivery will be Wed., Aug. 12. We have a few slots l...
08/10/2020

Last call for mulch delivery--ordering closes TODAY, Mon. Aug. 10! Delivery will be Wed., Aug. 12. We have a few slots left.
Don’t worry if you miss that window, or just prefer to transport your mulch yourself, the free mulch pickup on Eisenhower Ave. is still open for the season. For more info: alexandriava.gov/Mulch

08/08/2020
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Please check in with the original poster, the Alexandria Police Department for updates.

NOTIFICATION :: The intersections of West Braddock Road / King Street / North Quaker are without power due to a car crash. Please stay alert and remember to treat intersections without power as a four way stop.

Due to #Isaias, trash and recycling collection shifted by a day. Thursday routes are being completed today, so those sam...
08/07/2020

Due to #Isaias, trash and recycling collection shifted by a day. Thursday routes are being completed today, so those same crews are not able to collect yard waste this week. They plan to be back next Friday, Aug. 14 to collect your yard waste. Any yard waste set out on your trash day will be collected as trash.

If you thought the sandbags the City distributed this week had just the faintest aroma of wine, you weren’t imagining th...
08/06/2020

If you thought the sandbags the City distributed this week had just the faintest aroma of wine, you weren’t imagining things—the sand was made from your recycled wine (and beer) bottles! A portion of the glass that you’ve deposited in the City’s purple glass-only recycling bins was made into sand…which was used in some of the free sandbags the City distributed earlier this week. You’ve dropped off more than 700 tons (!) of glass at the purple bins since last June— you’re crushing it, Alexandria! Thank you! And thanks to Fairfax County Environment for your partnership in this important program.

Wondering what to do with your used sandbags? You can keep them and use them during another storm, cut them open and use...
08/04/2020

Wondering what to do with your used sandbags? You can keep them and use them during another storm, cut them open and use the sand in your garden, or return them to the City at 2900 Business Center Drive—we have a sign up and pallets out, so you’ll know exactly where to put them. Please don’t dump them in alleys or on sidewalks, and do NOT put them in with your trash or recycling! They’re too heavy for our collection crew members to safely lift when they empty your cans!

Many of the bags distributed yesterday contained sand made from glass that *you* recycled by depositing it in the City’s purple glass-only bins—let's keep re-using it!

Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA
08/04/2020

Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA

As we prepare for #Isaias, fully charge all of your electronic devices in case you lose power. Preserve battery life by minimizing device use, and keep a back up power source to recharge your phone so you can stay connected during a power outage. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Hurricane

Please note curbside trash and recycling is suspended for Tues. Aug. 3, all remaining trash collection will slide by one...
08/03/2020
AlexandriaVA.gov

Please note curbside trash and recycling is suspended for Tues. Aug. 3, all remaining trash collection will slide by one day, just like for a holiday. Please secure loose items, such as trash and recycling containers.

ALERT :: Due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, the City has suspended its curbside trash and recycling collection for Tuesday, August 4.
Residents who normally receive collection on Tuesday should not place bins or bags curbside on Monday night or Tuesday morning, and should secure any bins or bags already placed outside.

Trash and recycling collection will “slide” by one day this week, and yard waste will not be collected on Friday. For more information, follow the link below.

Sandbags are just one of the tools you can use to protect your home from coastal flooding! Below are some other things y...
08/03/2020

Sandbags are just one of the tools you can use to protect your home from coastal flooding! Below are some other things you can do to prepare your home or business in advance of severe weather. Visit VAemergency.gov or alexandriava.gov/FloodMap for more

UPDATE: 5:07 PM: We’re officially out of sandbags. Those still in need can check with local hardware stores, who often h...
08/03/2020

UPDATE: 5:07 PM: We’re officially out of sandbags. Those still in need can check with local hardware stores, who often have them stocked in advance of severe weather.
**Original post: In advance of Tropical Storm #Isaias and the high risk of coastal flooding, the City of Alexandria is making free sandbags available to residents and businesses *today* (Monday, August 3). Sandbags will be available for pickup at 133 S. Quaker Lane from 10a-7p. First come, first served; limit 5 per resident. ID/proof of residency required. *Please wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. of distance!* For more info on preparing for storms, visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding.

Food waste compost drop off collection is happening at both the Old Town and Del Ray locations TODAY, Aug. 1. We are so ...
08/01/2020

Food waste compost drop off collection is happening at both the Old Town and Del Ray locations TODAY, Aug. 1. We are so excited to be back! Reminder that at the OT Market, we are in the northeast corner near Fairfax and the DR location is across from the dentist office driveway on East Oxford.

Be COVID safe: wear your mask and maintain 6 feet distance.

07/31/2020

T&ES staff are closely watching the path of Hurricane Isaias and readying our teams,contractors, and equipment for potential impacts and response. For more info on our storm response and what you can do to prevent storm-related issues at home, please visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding

Food Composters: start saving your food scraps, we're coming back to the Farmers' Markets this weekend! Please adhere to...
07/31/2020

Food Composters: start saving your food scraps, we're coming back to the Farmers' Markets this weekend! Please adhere to COVID regulations: wear a mask and maintain 6 feet distance. Shared items (eg spoons and towels) will NOT be available. Compost bucket sales & sample distribution is temporarily suspended.

Reminder: old town and del ray will be in different locations at those markets.

Last call for mulch delivery! If you need mulch for those last couple of warm weather yard projects, the last delivery d...
07/31/2020

Last call for mulch delivery! If you need mulch for those last couple of warm weather yard projects, the last delivery day of the season is Aug. 12; ordering will close Aug. 10 (or until all remaining delivery slots are booked). Don’t worry: if you miss that window, or just prefer to transport your mulch yourself, the free mulch pickup on Eisenhower Ave. is still open for the season. For more info: alexandriava.gov/YardWaste

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301 King St, Rm 4100
Alexandria, VA
22314

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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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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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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?