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Adopt-A-Highway activities may resume under the Yellow Phase of Governor Wolf's COVID-19 Reopening Plan. Please reach out to your Adopt-A-Highway coordinator for the CDC-compliant operational guidance.

Adopt A Highway

Volunteers beautify roadsides two miles at a time. You or your civic or volunteer group sign a two-year agreement to pick up litter at least two times a year. In return, PennDOT posts recognition signs along the adopted roadway giving you or your group full credit for your efforts.

Program Facts

Adoption Time Length: 2 years

Area Size and Location: State highway right-of-ways, including interchange areas, traffic islands or two-mile sections of roadway

Age Requirements: Participants must be 8 years of age or older. There must be at least one adult (18 years of age or older) per eight minors (17 years of age or younger). Minors must have parental permission. 

Events Per Year: Minimum of two

PennDOT will provide: Safety vests, trash bags, work gloves, "Litter Crew Ahead" signs (by request) and other equipment as required by your PennDOT representative

PennDOT will: For your safety the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be notified of all scheduled events.

PennDOT will: Pick up bagged litter from the roadside and post signs in recognition of your efforts.

Adopt A Highway