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Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Program

 Your Safety is our highest priority. Please comply with the following rules and guidelines

  • The Illinois Department of Transportation determines the acceptance or rejection of applications for highway adoption
  • Only volunteers that have viewed the safety video should participate in litter pickups
  • Notify your Adopt-A-Highway regional Coordinator prior to pickups
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old. One adult should be present for every five children
  • No pets allowed at pick up sites
  • Stay off of pavement surfaces during pickups
  • Park vehicles off the pavement and do not park on curves, bridge decks, near or under overpasses or in medians
  • Uncover warning signs at the start of the pickup and replace cover when pick up is finished
  • Do not consume or be in possession of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances
  • Report any hazardous objects to your Adopt-A-Highway Regional Coordinator
    For important information on hazardous waste click here (Meth Information)
  • Place filled bags near Adopt-A-Highway signs
  • Submit valuables found to your Adopt-A-Highway Regional Coordinator to be returned to owner or authorities

To access the AAH Safety Video on line please click here

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