The AlleyPalooza II campaign came on the heals of Mayor Muriel Bowser's first-ever AlleyPalooza, a summer program to reconstruct and repair alleys in all eight wards across the city.
What is AlleyPalooza II?
This District government's program will provide targeted, expedited alley maintenance services for the residents of the District of Columbia. Mayor Bowser has invested $175 million over the next 6 years in the District's local infrastructure, roads, alleys and sidewalks. AlleyPalooza II will cost approximately $7.1 million.
To provide construction, improvement and repairs to 8 alleys in each of the 8 wards in 8 weeks for a total of 64 alleys.
This is a core activity for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to help improve the condition, functionality, safety and accessiblity of the neighborhoods' alley network. Well-maintained alleys provide convenience access points to buildings, garages, garbage pick-up, and loading docks.
The funds allocated to DDOT are to repair and maintain the District’s road network. The overall need for maintenance and repairs is extensive. Because needs are big, DDOT prioritizes repairs by classification. The classifications are categorized by the following: arterial streets, non-arterial streets, paved alleys and unpaved alleys