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Rebuilding DC: Mayor Bowser’s AlleyPalooza Campaigns Restore 500+ Alleys

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s AlleyPalooza initiative, an ongoing campaign to improve the District’s alley system, has restored or repaired more than 500 alleys in the city since the program debuted in July 2015. The most recent installment, AlleyPalooza 8, kicked off … Continue reading

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Room to Grow: DDOT Continues Pace of Planting 8,000 Trees Per Year, Takes on New Responsibilities

On a crisp October day a DDOT team was planting an American hornbeam tree (Carpinus caroliniana) on the 1700 block of 30th Street SE. The tree, when fully grown, could reach almost 50 feet high – just high enough to peer … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Vision Zero: DDOT Continues to Grow Its School Crossing Guard Force

It was closing in on the end of the school year and Kiarra Hunt was waiting for what had become a daily ritual: a high five from a passing Dad who was ushering his two small children to Van Ness … Continue reading

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DDOT’s Good Samaritans Get Eyes on the Ground

It was 20 degrees and Roadway Operations Patrol (ROP) transportation assistant Byron Beckham was helping to nudge a towbar under the collapsed hull of a maroon sedan. In the next few minutes he’d sweep up the assortment of glass, metal … Continue reading

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A Full Circle Approach: DDOT Aims to Take Lessons from Traffic Safety Gains in Grant Circle NW to Rest of District

After almost a year of traffic studies and input from local community members the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) installed a series of safety improvements around Grant Circle NW. These improvements were swiftly installed – unburdening nearby residents from undergoing … Continue reading

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Restoring Critical Links: Upgrading the District’s Robust Bridge Network

Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground on construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on February 13. The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is the largest facet of the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) South Capitol Street Corridor Project, the largest … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Alley: A Look Into DDOT’s AlleyPalooza Campaigns

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) broke ground on the first AlleyPalooza in July 2015. Since then, DDOT has renovated more than 400 alleys over six AlleyPalooza campaigns, which are part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ongoing initiative to focus on … Continue reading

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