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Adopt a highway

Looking for a way to make a difference in your community?

On April 29, you’ll have a great opportunity when the Virginia Department of Transportation launches its annual Adopt-a-Highway Spring Cleaning Committee. Your church, school or organization can adopt a stretch of Suffolk highway, don orange vests, and get down and dirty joining thousands of other volunteers across the state in making Virginia and Suffolk more attractive places to live.

The program has enjoyed 18 years of success and has spawned a variety of other programs including Adopt-a-Spot, Adopt-a-Street, Adopt-a-Stream and Assign-a-Highway to help keep Virginia beautiful. The Adopt-a-Highway program alone saves the state an estimated $3 million annually in litter control services.

Many areas of Suffolk are in desperate need of some TLC. Suffolk will be taking over road maintenance in July and it will be a big plus if the roads were cleaned up prior to then.

For more information, go to the Adopt-a-Highway pages of VirginiaDOT.org or call 1-800-PRIDE VA (1-800-774-3382).