Measuring Success in Miles: DDOT Restores More Than 50 Roadway Miles Under Mayor’s PaveDC Initiative

DDOT crews mill a section of Loughboro Road NW during the agency’s effort to repave almost a mile of the roadway.

In April 2018, Mayor Muriel Bowser challenged DDOT to eliminate all roads in poor condition in Washington, DC, by 2024. We’re making progress. DDOT has paved more than 50 miles of roadway since the launch of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s PaveDC initiative.

This concerted push to restore the District’s streets has been made possible by the Mayor’s sizeable commitment to long-term investments in the District’s infrastructure. Over the past two fiscal years the District has averaged more than $25 million per year in spending on local street renovations.

Moreover, the District has seen an influx of spending on local streets since Mayor Bowser took office. In FY 2016, the District spent more than three times more on local streets than it averaged in the four fiscal years before the Mayor took office (FY 2011 –  FY 2014). Over the past two fiscal years (FY 2017 and FY 2018) the city expended more than four times as much for local street repairs than it averaged from FY 2011 to FY 2014.

As part of PaveDC, DDOT debuted an interactive tool that District residents can use to track the agency’s progress in restoring the District’s infrastructure. In addition to showing roadway projects that have been completed, are in progress or are in DDOT’s queue for repair, the PaveDC interactive map helps residents monitor the agency’s progress on its alley paving and roadway marking efforts.

As of February 22, 2019, the District has paved more than 54 miles of local and federal roadways since the launch of PaveDC. The remaining 12 miles of the 66 miles that DDOT plans on rehabilitating with FY 2018 funds are either substantially complete or under construction:

A snippet of the District’s progress in repaving the city’s roadways from the PaveDC interactive map (ddot.dc.gov/pavedc).

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) develops and maintains for the District of Columbia a cohesive sustainable transportation system that delivers safe, affordable, and convenient ways to move people and goods - while protecting and enhancing the natural, environmental and cultural resources of the District.
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