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AlleyPalooza Kickoff Graphic - 8 Wards, 8 Alleys, 64 Total Alleys Renewed

The first-ever AlleyPalooza campaign is Mayor Muriel Bowser's summer program to reconstruct and repair alleys in all eight wards across the city.

View before/after photos from AlleyPalooza 1.

What is AlleyPalooza?

The District government's program to 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 will cost approximately $3.7 million.

AlleyPalooza 2 -- September 2015 to November 2015.
AlleyPalooza 3 -- April 2016 to July 2016
AlleyPalooza 4--November 2016 to March 2017
AlleyPalooza 5--April 2017 to September 2017


To provide construction, improvement and repairs to 8 alleys in each of the 8 wards 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 accessibility 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

Track Alley Repairs

To see full map including the legend visit this link to track alley repairs.

Residents can also track alley repairs in the map below:

View larger map

AlleyPalooza Q&A

How Can a Resident Request an Alley Repair?

Residents can notify DDOT in a variety of ways:

  1. Call the Mayor's Call Center at 311;
  2. Use the On-line Service Request Center at 311.dc.gov; and
  3. Use the District's DC311 smartphone application.

For the Media


To expedite alley repairs in the District.

Program at a Glance

  • Program Title:  AlleyPalooza
  • Agency:  District Department of Transportation
  • Start Date:  July 8, 2015
  • Target End Date:  September 2015