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Adopt-A-Highway Facts  


The Missouri Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 385,000 acres of right of way along 32,000 miles of highways.

MoDOT spends over $5.0 million annually to pick up litter.
The Adopt-A-Highway program began in the Fall of 1987.
Total adoptions are about 3,700 groups covering over 5,200 miles.
Three options for adoption are available:
   1. Litter control
   2. Mowing
   3. Beautification
Most adoptions are for litter control.
MoDOT provides signs, safety vests, caution flags, safety video, safety brochures, litter bags and litter disposal.
Volunteers provide all labor, material and maintenance for adoptions for mowing and beautification.
Volunteers sign a written agreement to pick up litter a minimum of twice every (6) six months, for a total of four times per year.
Adopt-A-Highway has grown mostly by 'word of mouth' and by people seeing the signs and wanting to get involved.
Promotional items include brochures, newsletters, press releases, displays, and other items.
As a result, we have cleaner, more beautiful roadsides and community support for MoDOT.
If MoDOT did the work of the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, it would cost about $1.5 million per year.

Adopt today for a clean tomorrow.
For more information, check out the topics below:
General Information
Adopt A Highway Brochure (5 meg, 2 pages)
AAH Safety Tips (7 meg, 2 pages)
Types of Adoption and Recognition
A Few Facts about the Program
Common Questions
Summary of Rules and Regulations
Activity Report
No MOre Trash
Roadside Review

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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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