Keep Ohio Beautiful is partnering with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Adopt-A-Highway Program to market and expand this beneficial program to help keep Ohio beautiful.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains thousands of miles of roadway, 152 rest areas and 11 travel information centers to make travel more pleasant. Each year, within District 7 alone, over 20 tons of trash is collected from our highways. This is an important and costly job to keep our state beautiful. Unfortunately, more needs to be done.
The Adopt-A-Highway Program enables ODOT to save taxpayer dollars and allows communities and residents of Ohio to help keep their state clean and free from litter. The program allows ODOT work crews more time to devote to its core functions, including road maintenance and construction projects. Each group that adopts a highway saves ODOT approximately $800 in litter pick up costs per year.
You, along with friends and neighbors, can agree to “adopt” a highway. Volunteer to clean up a two-mile stretch of highway, at least four times a year, you can keep Ohio’s roads attractive and free of litter. In addition to cleaning roadways in your community, you are creating a partnership with others, which helps to foster civic pride.
In addition to helping keep our roadways free of litter, your group can draw positive media coverage by participating in the program. As an extra incentive, ODOT places green signs on the section of highway that has been “adopted”. These signs are inscribed with the adopting group’s name and placed at each end of their two-mile section.
Together We Can Make A Difference