About the DepartmentThe Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
T&ES is organized into four branches, each with a Deputy Director: Transportation, Environment, Operations and a new branch Right-of-Way & Development Services. The Right-of-Way & Development Services branch is responsible for engineering and inspection services for private development and subdivision plan check and inspection, permit issuance and inspection, and requested engineering services to other City departments. Our professional and technical engineering staff reviews development proposals to ensure that streets and utilities are designed to meet all applicable design standards, codes and regulations, and develops conditions for approval. Staff also inspects the construction of approved public improvement plans and oversees subdivision grading and all construction within the existing and future public right-of-way. The group includes a survey unit that provides support for internal services.