'Adopt-a-Highway' roadside cleanup campaigns are now in force on more than half a million miles of the nation's roads and highways, with nearly 300,000 volunteers pitching in. The program is helping to beautify highways, is saving the various State Highway and Transportation Departments millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of maintenance crew time. This article briefly reviews the program in a few states: North Carolina; Michigan; California; Missouri; Kansas; and Virginia. In Virginia, the program has received first place in the competition for the state/federal category of the Take Pride in America program. More than 10,000 miles of roads, nearly one-fifth of Virginia's state maintained highway system, have been adopted by 4,000 different groups and organizaions.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM