- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois officials say more than 400 volunteers removed almost 800 bags of trash from state highway roadsides in April.

Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said Tuesday the inaugural Adopt-a-Highway spring cleanup April 18 to 27 coincided with Earth Day events throughout the month.

Adopt-a-Highway participants were encouraged to clean their designated sections of roadway during the 10-day period.

Adopt-a-Highway was launched in 1995. It brings citizens and community groups together with IDOT to keep roadsides clean and encourage people to stop littering.

Nearly 1,700 groups with more than 10,000 members have maintained 3,400 miles of road. Participants typically collect more than 32,000 bags of trash during the year.


Online: Adopt-a-Highway program: https://www.dot.il.gov/aah/default.html

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