City kicks off yearly ‘AlleyPalooza,’ upgrading 64 alleys across eight wards

Workers upgrade an alley in Ward 5. (photo courtesy of D.C. government)

City officials kicked off “AlleyPalooza 6.0” last week, a $7 million initiative to renovate 64 alleys spread evenly across all eight District wards. Restoration efforts are slated to wrap up in 12 weeks, D.C. Department of Transportation spokesperson Maura Danehey wrote in an email.

More than 60 alleys have already been restored this year, according to a news release. D.C. has more than 350 miles of alleys and receives around 1,000 service requests for repairs annually.

“Alleys are a key part of Washington, DC’s infrastructure and improving them is just one way my Administration is building a safer, stronger DC,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in the release.

A horseshoe-shaped alley off Georgetown’s Dent Place NW, bounded by 34th and 33rd streets and Reservoir Road, is among those slated for renovation.

“This large and deep alley … services a great deal of residents and as such will make a real positive effect on their daily routines,” Georgetown advisory neighborhood commissioner Joe Gibbons told The Current.

Visit to see a complete list of the AlleyPalooza project locations.