Alleys across all eight Wards of Washington, D.C., are getting a facelift, thanks to the bi-annual AlleyPalooza event.
According to a press release on the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) website, Mayor Bowser has pledged to invest $175 million over the next six years to improve Washington, D.C.’s local infrastructure, roads, alleys, and sidewalks. This year’s AlleyPalooza will cost approximately $7.2 million. The first AlleyPalooza launched in 2015.
Over the course of 12 weeks, the sixth AlleyPalooza will repair 64 alleys. The end date is expected by January 2018. For a full list of every alley that will be repaired in every Ward, check out the DDOT’s PDF here.
In an interview with local blog Petworth News, ANC 4C07 Commissioner Karen Cooper showed support for the event, saying, “My alley was done this summer and its made a big difference in our community, as far as using the alley and making it feel safer.”
To notify the DDOT of alleys that need to be repaired, simply call the Mayor’s Call Center at 311, use the District’s DC311 mobile app, or go to the Online Service Request Center.
• AlleyPalooza 6 [DDOT]
• AlleyPalooza 6 Locations [DDOT]
• Alleypalooza 6 gives a facelift to Petworth’s worst alleys [Petworth News]