A big ‘Thank You’ to our awesome Adopt a Highway volunteers!

By Ryan Harding / ADOT Communications

Here at ADOT, we are always grateful for our Adopt a Highway volunteers and the work they do to help keep Arizona’s highways clean. But since it is National Volunteer Week this week, it gives us a special opportunity to say “thank you” and recognize our amazing volunteers.

Through our Adopt a Highway Volunteer Program, 1,002 volunteer groups made up of 7,441 volunteers have helped to clean up nearly 2,000 miles of state highways last year. Through their efforts, more than 14,300 bags of trash were collected in 2021. That’s a lot of litter!

While ADOT maintenance personnel are available to remove litter as part of their duties, their primary responsibility is to safety-related work such as guardrail repair, pavement maintenance and right-of-way fence repairs to keep livestock off roadways.

That’s why we are so grateful for our volunteers.

So, to our Adopt a Highway volunteers: thank you for giving your time and energy to clean up litter and trash along the highways. Because of your selflessness and commitment to the beautification of our state, each of you help us keep Arizona grand!

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