Public Works

Residency Requirements

You must live within city boundaries and your home zip code must be 22401 to receive services. Many homes that are not actually within the city limits have a Fredericksburg mailing address.

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The Public Works Department provides project design, contract administration, and construction supervision and inspection for various public works projects. It also oversees the street lighting, sidewalk maintenance, tree trimming, street maintenance, and the Public Works Capital Improvements Program.

Wastewater Utility Projects (2023)

The City’s Department of Public Works Wastewater Division currently has various types of projects that are underway and in different phases.  These projects involve: the replacement, expansion, and upgrade of existing infrastructure; assessment and analysis of existing infrastructure; and the planning and development of future projects.  

Today, the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is permitted at 4.5 million gallons per day (mgd) and treats an annual average daily flow of 2.8 mgd.  At peak times, the system receives flows greater than its current permitted volume, which is also carried by the sanitary sewer conveyance system.  While the City will continue to support entitled growth, large scale projects not currently entitled may be required to follow a phased project approach in the near term. This approach will enable the historic investment detailed here to unfold, ensuring City build out in the next several decades can live City Council’s desired future community growth goals. 

  1. VDOT paving project on Rt 1 and Rt 3 gets underway Wednesday 9/27

    Posted on September 26, 2023

    Beginning Wed, 9/27, travelers will encounter brief overnight delays and temporary rough ride on Rt 1 and Rt 3 in the City of Fredericksburg as crews resurface the road and freshen lane markings. Project will be underway for approximately four weeks. Read on...
  2. Street rehabilitation program begins Monday, 9/25

    Posted on September 22, 2023

    12 streets are included in the FY24 Pavement Rehab Program, getting underway with concrete and pavement work on Sophia Street. Read on...
  3. Fall Household Hazardous Collection set for Saturday, 9/30

    Posted on July 31, 2023

    The next Household Hazardous Collection will take place Saturday, September 30, 9am-3pm, at the Stafford Regional Airport, 95 Aviation Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22406. See flyer for details. Additional Info...