What Is The"Adopt-A-Road" Program?
This is a volunteer state road management program for litter prevention and control initiated in 1986 by Act 224. It allows civic organizations and businesses to adopt an area of state highway leading into or through a community for the purpose of removing litter. Sheriffs may adopt interstate highways for cleanup by prisoners as authorized by Act 936, passed by the 1987 Legislature.
Act 420 (Legislative Session, 1989) now allows adopted areas to include neutral areas in state maintained highways inside municipalities, and interstate highway interchanges, rest areas, and roadside parks. A business or civic organization may adopt these areas to clean at least four (4) times a year to control littering. Additional plants and shrubbery may be added if approved by the Department of Transportation and Development District Administrator in the adopted district area.
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