This Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo kicked off a new campaign that will repair or renovate a total 64 alleys throughout Washington, D.C. With a deadline by September 11 of this year, "AlleyPalooza" will focus on eight alleys in each of the city's eight wards. According to the Executive Office of the Mayor website, the alleys were chosen based on 311 phone calls to the community and a review by DDOT engineers. The Washington Post reported that the project will cost more than $16 million with $3.7 million of that coming from taxpayers. For each alley, construction is expected is expected to take around three to five days. With "AlleyPalooza," there will be a 30 percent increase in alley construction workload in the city. To see how much progress is being made on the chosen alleys, check out the interactive map above. To request an alley repair, notify the DDOT by calling the Mayor's Call Center at 311 or use the online service request center here.
· Mayor Bowser to Kick Off First-Ever "AlleyPalooza" Campaign [DCgov]
· 'Alleypalooza' aims to repair and repave 64 D.C. alleys by Sept. 11 [The Washington Post]