On Monday, August 6, the City of Alexandria will resume its street resurfacing program for the season. Street resurfacing is a complete repaving and replacement of street asphalt, from curb to curb.
The season’s resurfacing schedule is now available at alexandriava.gov/PublicWorks. During the first two weeks of the paving program, the following streets are scheduled for resurfacing:
- Cambridge Rd. (entire length)
- Russell Rd. (from Masonic View Ave. to Mt. Vernon Ave.)
- Argyle Dr. (from Monticello Blvd. to cul-de-sac)
- Oakland Terrace (entire length)
- E. Howell Ave. (from Clyde Ave. to Mt. Vernon Ave.)
Alexandria has more than 560 lane miles of road—each year, the City resurfaces approximately 50 of those lane miles. The City uses a measurement 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.
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 also be posted before work begins. Please be sure to observe these signs to avoid tickets and potential vehicle relocation.
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 projects, and at the end of each work day, 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. In neighboring counties, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the state transportation entity, owns all roads and handles major paving. Because Alexandria is a city, it owns most of its roads, and is responsible for resurfacing them.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Potholes for additional information about the City’s street resurfacing program. For questions or concerns about major street resurfacing, please use Call.Click.Connect or call 703.746.HELP (4357).