adopt a highway 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/16/13) – Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.
“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.
Nearly 750 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.
The Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and supports tourism. The program also creates a partnership between citizens, community and government, and establishes a sense of pride in the Bluegrass State.
How can you contribute to the community, make a difference, send a message and educate others – all while having fun with friends and family? Join Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. By taking responsibility for an area roadway, you set an example in your community.
The environment is everyone’s responsibility. Adopt-a-Highway provides the opportunity to be a part of the solution. Each year, the KYTC spends about $5 million and 200,000 worker hours to remove 96,000 bags of highway litter. Adopt-a-Highway volunteers help save thousands of taxpayer dollars and demonstrate that a clean environment is a shared responsibility.
Any permanently established business, association, community or public organization, or government entity can adopt a stretch of highway. A wide range of groups throughout Kentucky now participate, including homemaker clubs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, high school organizations, service clubs, veterans, college fraternities and sororities, sports teams and church groups, among others.
Volunteers adopt two-mile sections of highway under a two-year, renewable contract with the Transportation Cabinet.
Adopt-a-Highway coordinators can explain the fundamentals of the program to volunteer groups, work with group members in locating an available highway, and keep them notified of news and upcoming events.
Litter pickups are held at least four times per year or as many times as necessary to keep adopted areas reasonably litter-free. The Cabinet coordinates three annual clean-up efforts.
Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at Safety guidelines are provided to volunteers and should be reviewed prior to each cleanup.
The Adopt-a-Highway coordinators help volunteers get in touch with the county maintenance crew superintendent to arrange warning sign placement on the date of pickup. Trash bags and safety vests can be obtained at each state maintenance facility, and litter removal is provided by the state highway crews.
SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/9/15) — The following fines were handed down recently in Hopkins District Court. Randall G.… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - Oct. 9, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/9/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Oct. 9. David W.… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4886

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4812

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4129

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3821

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3295

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13469

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11530

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 10, 2015 2478

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 905

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 898

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 833

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 702

OPINION: No Simple Answer to Violent Attacks

by Ron Sanders
October 09, 2015 666

2016 Kynect Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 594

Rider Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Bucket…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 566

LG&E, KU Utility-Scale Solar Facility…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 504

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 481

A.G. Conway Issues Statement Regarding Sixth…

by SurfKY News