Alexandria, La. (April 8, 2021) — The City of Alexandria will host a Citywide Spring Clean event from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 24, encouraging area neighborhood groups to help pick up litter and trash throughout the city.
“This is a great opportunity for local residents to come together to enhance the overall appearance of our community,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “I believe all residents want to live in a clean, attractive neighborhood. That doesn’t just happen – it takes a commitment from residents to maintain their own property and to work together with their...
Alexandria, La. (April 6, 2021) — Starting Wednesday, April 7, the Alexandria Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with last admission at 3:30 p.m.
“The Alexandria Zoo will continue to operate with a modified guest experience,” explained Zoo Director Dr. Max Lakes. “The traffic flow will remain a one-way trail with the number of guests allowed into the zoo limited to eliminate crowding. Guests will continue to be asked to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet of distance from those outside your group.”
Per Gov. John Bel Edward’s statewide...
The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday.
ATRANS bus service will operate on its regular schedule.
The week’s sanitation schedule will run as follows:
• Monday, March 28 – regular pickup
• Tuesday, March 29 – regular pickup
• Wednesday, March 30 – Thursday’s pickup
• Thursday, April 1 – Friday’s pickup
• Friday, April 2 – close
No additional trash trailers will be put in place.
The City of Alexandria wishes you a safe and happy...
Alexandria, La. (March 23, 2021) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator Desmona Johnson of the Alexandria VA Medical Center announced Monday morning that the City of Alexandria has been formally notified it has met all criteria for ending Veteran homelessness as defined by the United States Interagency Council on Homeless (USICH), HUD and VA Central Office.
Ending Veteran homelessness means that a community has a comprehensive response in place that ensures homelessness among Veterans is prevented whenever possible, and/or Veterans are...
Alexandria, La. (March 17, 2021) — The National Weather Service forecast indicates Alexandria could receive severe weather this afternoon. Based on this morning’s forecast, central Louisiana is at a moderate risk, which is a 4 out of 5 risk level based on the National Weather Service scale.
Risks include thunderstorm wind gusts of 60 mph or more, large damaging hail and the possibility of tornadoes.
City of Alexandria officials are monitoring the storm and have crews ready to respond as needed. ATRANS bus service will be suspended at 1 p.m. in anticipation of high winds and operators will...
Alexandria, La. (March 5, 2021) — The Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center is reopen effective immediately, according to Chief Operating Officer Matt Henry.
“We are open under the Phase 3 guidelines,” Henry said. “We have ASH in here right now getting ready for a show next week. We are practicing all of the mitigation guidelines as prescribed, including face masks and social distancing.”
Henry said the center has taken a number of steps to ensure compliance with the health guidelines for performing arts centers. Audience capacity is limited to 200 people, which Henry said allows for...
Alexandria, La. (March 4, 2021) — Citing the reduction of COVID-19 cases locally as well as Gov. John Bel Edward’s decision to move to Phase 3 guidelines for public health, the City of Alexandria plans to reopen its community centers and meeting facilities starting Monday, April 5. The centers were originally closed on March 13, 2020, as part of public health efforts designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are eager to reopen these facilities as another step in the process of getting back to normal operations,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “The Alexandria Zoo will reopen on...
Alexandria, La. (February 26, 2021) — The City of Alexandria announced creation of a historical marker that will be erected at 819 Lee Street, the site of the Lee Street Riot of 1942. The marker was displayed at the Mayor’s February State of the Community briefing Friday morning at the Randolph Riverfront Center.
“As we celebrate Black History Month, we are pleased to be able to place this historical marker and help tell the story of a significant event in the history of Alexandria’s African-American Community,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “The marker will be located at the site of the...
Alexandria, La. (February 24, 2021) — The City Wide boil advisory issued Wednesday, February 17, 2021, is now lifted. Power has been restored to all COA wells and production facilities and system pressure has been restored to normal. The State of Louisiana has tested the water, and the results of the tests are clear, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.The Alexandria Water Department has lifted the boil advisory for the properties located in the area described below:All the properties served by the City of Alexandria Water System: (Please see attached detail map). With the lifting...
Water Distributions SitesA city wide water distribution will be held from 4PM - 6PM (or until supplies last) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Please reference this map for your specific distribution site. Limit 1 case per car.Bolton Avenue Community Center315 Bolton Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301Cheatham Park2700 Jones Ave, Alexandria, LA 71302Nachman Elementary School4101 Wakefield Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303Old CLTCC Campus on MacArthur Drive4311 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71302Masonic Youth Ball Fields1 Babe Ruth Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301
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