State of Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Program

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Illinois Department of Transportation

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adopt-A-Highway is a
 community involvement program that brings citizen volunteers into partnership
 with the Illinois Department of Transportation to keep our roadside clean.
 The program also educates and encourages people to stop littering as well as
 giving visitors and tourists a better impression of our state.
     On Saturday, April 21, the second statewide litter pick-up day will be
 held in Illinois and many participants involved in the State Adopt-A-Highway
 Program will be on the roadways picking up litter in their designated areas as
 part of this clean up effort.
     Statewide in Illinois at the present time, there are more than 1,100
 groups involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program.  This represents more than
 2,000 miles of highway being cleaned a minimum of four times a year over a
 two-year period.  The Illinois Department of Transportation supplies signs,
 vests and bags for each group.  The Department also retrieves the trash bags
 after the groups have completed their pick up.
     The Department is requesting motorists to be aware of the volunteers on
 April 21 as they perform this worthwhile community service.
     Anyone interested in "adopting" a section of highway in District One can
 contact the IDOT website: www.dot.state.il.us or Ruth Ann Payne, District One
 Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator at (847) 705-4077 for additional information.
 
 

SOURCE Illinois Department of Transportation
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adopt-A-Highway is a
 community involvement program that brings citizen volunteers into partnership
 with the Illinois Department of Transportation to keep our roadside clean.
 The program also educates and encourages people to stop littering as well as
 giving visitors and tourists a better impression of our state.
     On Saturday, April 21, the second statewide litter pick-up day will be
 held in Illinois and many participants involved in the State Adopt-A-Highway
 Program will be on the roadways picking up litter in their designated areas as
 part of this clean up effort.
     Statewide in Illinois at the present time, there are more than 1,100
 groups involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program.  This represents more than
 2,000 miles of highway being cleaned a minimum of four times a year over a
 two-year period.  The Illinois Department of Transportation supplies signs,
 vests and bags for each group.  The Department also retrieves the trash bags
 after the groups have completed their pick up.
     The Department is requesting motorists to be aware of the volunteers on
 April 21 as they perform this worthwhile community service.
     Anyone interested in "adopting" a section of highway in District One can
 contact the IDOT website: www.dot.state.il.us or Ruth Ann Payne, District One
 Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator at (847) 705-4077 for additional information.
 
 SOURCE  Illinois Department of Transportation