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Services and Information
The Town of Leesburg’s Street Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance of the more than 251 lane miles of the Town street system and grounds maintenance for municipal properties. This includes but is not limited to:

In addition, the Street Maintenance Division also provides assistance to Parks and Recreation, the Police Department and other agencies as requested for Town of Leesburg special events.

Roadway Issues:
The Town of Leesburg’s Street Division is responsible for the maintenance of roads within the town’s street system. Please contact the Street Division to report debris, dead animals, brush, leaves, trash, obstructions, or hazards to traffic flow in roadways. You may also contact the Street Division to report potholes or other roadway hazards/issues by calling 703-737-7073 or e-mailing streets@leesburgva.gov. For road issues located outside Town limits or on State-maintained roads, please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). If you need to schedule a bulk pickup for large or over-sized items not collected on a regular trash day, please contact Public Works at 703-771-2790 or e-mail trash@leesburgva.gov.

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Mowing and Tall Grass Issues:
The Street Maintenance Division provides assistance to residents with concerns regarding tall or overgrown grass or weeds in median strips and on municipal properties. Please call the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073 to report issues or concerns related to grass and weeds. You may also e-mail streets@leesburgva.gov to send complaints or concerns to the division.

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Major Paving Projects & Sidewalks:
Sidewalk RepairWith the growth of new subdivisions and commercial centers, the Town undertakes a number of large-scale projects each year. The paving schedule will be posted as dates become available.  Please check back for details on the schedule and updates/changes as they become available. For more information on current and pending projects, please contact the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073. In addition, they are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the brick and concrete sidewalks throughout the Town. You may also e-mail streets@leesburgva.gov to report hazardous conditions or areas in need of repair.

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Brush Collection:
The Town of Leesburg provides weekly brush collection services to residents receivingBrush Collection regular curbside refuse and recycling collection services. Only tree limbs and branches are collected through this service. Branches must be less than 8’ in length and less than 6” in diameter. Brush must be at the curb on Monday evening for collection. The chipper truck circulates through the Town on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. No phone call is required for pickup. Please see Brush Collection for additional information.

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Bulk Leaf Collection:
The Town of Leesburg provides bulk leaf pickup in the mid-late fall with the Town’s vacuum truck. Dates for the leaf collection generally run October through December and are advertised in the Loudoun Times Mirror as well as posted through a link on the Town’s News page and the Street Division page. During this time, residents may rake leaves to the curb for collection. This collection is for leaves only – no trash, recycling, tree limbs or yard waste should be mixed in with the leaf piles. Visit the bulk leaf pickup for more details and information.

Please use caution and rake leaves to the curb, not into the street. Leaves should not be raked into areas where they may block utilities, obscure fire hydrants or be swept into storm drains.

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Dead Animal Pickup:
The Street Maintenance Division responds to reports of dead animals in the public right-of-way. If an animal is found, please notify the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073 or via e-mail at streets@leesburgva.gov. Please note, crews cannot enter private property (yards, garages, homes, etc.) to collect dead animals.  They may only collect them from public property/right-of-way.

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Street Signs, Streetlight Maintenance and Repair:
The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of roadway signs for Town-maintained Roads. You may submit a service or repair request for damaged or missing street signs by e-mail streets@leesburgva.gov.  Please note - the Street Maintenance Division cannot perform services or repairs on power company owned fixtures - the Town can forward the repair request to the appropriate power company and they will schedule and perform any repairs or replacements.

For streetlights that are out or malfunctioning, please visit the Streetlights page for information on reporting outages.  All other streetlight requests (e.g. new installations, upgrades) can be forwarded to the Department of Public Works. You may contact them by phone at 703-771-2790 or via email at publicworks@leesburgva.gov.

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Nuisance Abatement:
The Town of Leesburg’s Street Maintenance Division answers citizen calls regarding excessive weeds, tall grass, debris and other issues with Town and private properties. Citizens who have concerns about properties in Town may contact the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073 or e-mail streets@leesburgva.gov to report concerns. If you need to schedule a bulk trash pickup for large or over-sized items not collected with regular trash, please contact Public Works at 703-771-2790 or e-mail trash@leesburgva.gov.

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Storm Sewer Maintenance and Repair:
The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the storm sewer system in the Town of Leesburg.  Part of the Town's MS4 Permit requires that storm drains, inlets and outfalls be properly maintained so as to prevent stormwater pollution to the maximum extent practical.  Residents and communities benefit from the proper maintenance of such facilities with cleaner waterways and reduced backups in the system which can lead to flooding.  Street Maintenance Division staff assist with the inspections of facilities and ensure that regular maintenance and cleaning is performed to assure proper function of the system.

Residents are reminded to not sweep things into the storm sewer system, as this is a violation of Chapter 14 of the Town Code, which regulates stormwater in the Town of Leesburg.  Do not sweep or direct anything except stormwater into the storm sewer system!  This includes (but is not limited to) trash, leaves, grass clippings, motor oil, automotive fluids, fertilizer, pesticides, pet waste, etc.

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Street Sweeping:Street Sweeper
Street Sweeping provides two primary benefits to the Town. The more obvious benefit is the collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other visible debris that collect in the gutters. This debris can block storm water facilities, causing localized flooding during heavy rains. An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles. Although they are virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our creeks, streams, ponds and lakes. Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on Town streets. This sweeping also serves as one of our Best Management Practices (BMP) to control and improve water quality. Motorized sweeping removes an average of 1,000 cubic yards of debris from the Town's 251 lane miles of paved roadways before it goes into the storm drains. 

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For more information regarding this best management practices, please visit our Water Quality Management and Stormwater Management page or contact the Town of Leesburg Department of Public Works at 703-771-2790.

Snow Removal:
Snow Plow in SunSalting and plowing operations begin immediately with the onset of snow and ice. The Town of Leesburg provides snow removal for Town maintained roads and clears sidewalks on Town maintained properties. Primary roadways and thoroughfares are cleared first, followed by secondary streets and subdivision roads. Priority is given to main arteries to allow for traffic flow.  Secondary streets will be cleared as soon as the main roadways are cleared. Residents can assist in the efficiency of snow removal operations by doing the following:

    • Avoid travel unless absolutely necessary during snow and ice events
    • Avoid parking along snow emergency routes when snowfall or ice is expected
    • Remove basketball hoops and other equipment from streets and cul-de-sacs to allow for easier access to snow removal equipment
    • Avoid parking vehicles at curb – this limits the clearance for many snow removal vehicles and makes plowing difficult or impossible
    • Avoid shoveling sidewalks and driveways into the roadway, as this may result in additional snow being pushed back into driveway areas by snow plows - shovel to the right of your driveway to avoid snow being pushed back into cleared areas
    • Please clear snow around hydrants and mailboxes as soon as possible - emergency crews will be able to respond more quickly if they can locate hydrants and house numbers.  Please note - crews cannot clear around hydrants, cars or mailboxes with the large equipment used in snow removal!

For more information, please also visit our Snow Operations web page.  For State maintained roads (i.e., the Bypass, Route 7 east of town, etc.) please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation - information is posted on their website.  Please note - shopping centers, apartment complexes, townhouse developments and business parks are privately owned and maintained - the Town cannot clear these areas.  Please contact your property management company or HOA for more information.

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***Please note that parking lots for businesses and shopping centers are privately maintained and are the responsibility of the property owners or management companies. The Town cannot plow these private areas. Subdivisions may also have areas that are privately maintained and are not the responsibility of the Town.  These areas will be cleared by the property management or HOA’s contractor. ***

For additional information or questions regarding these services, please contact the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073. You may send questions or concerns via e-mail to streets@leesburgva.gov.

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