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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


April 15, 2013

Join an Adopt-A-Highway group or gather your family, friends and neighbors to join the fight against roadside litter

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is calling all Adopt-A-Highway groups and concerned citizens to join the fight against litter on Virginia roadsides on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

Groups like Stafford Crossing Community Church are among the more than 1,100 groups or individuals that participate in the Adopt-A-Highway in the 14-county Fredericksburg District.  They recently adopted a heavily traveled portion of Route 17 between Route 1 at Falmouth and the I-95 interchange in Stafford County.

VDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program began in 1988 and is second largest litter control program in the country.  To date, more than 12,000 miles or 20 percent of state maintained roads have been adopted by volunteers that have committed to keep their two-mile section of roadway free of litter for a three year period.  Nearly 2,600 miles have been adopted throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg district.  

To learn how you or your organization can be a part of the solution to Virginia’s roadside litter problem visit  and click on the Adopt-A-Highway Program If you have specific questions about the Fredericksburg District program or would like to participate, send an email to .


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