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In Thursday's Extra

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page C04

After decades of neglect, the District government is finally starting to pay attention to its dilapidated alleys. The city's Department of Transportation has proposed spending $5 million a year to begin fixing unpaved alleys and has earmarked another $1 million a year to improve historic alleys. The city has 21 miles of unpaved alleys, including some that are 100 to 150 years old. Most of the alleys in the worst condition are east of the Anacostia River.


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