If you have a group looking to sponsor a portion of a Michigan highway, your time is now.

Coming up this weekend, Michigan drivers may see a lot of safety vests on the sides of the highways throughout the state. Starting on Saturday, September 25th, the final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup for 2021 begins. This program from the Michigan Department of Transportation was designed to help keep the highway roadsides in this state clean and attractive.

What do I have to do to adopt part of a highway in Michigan?

Participants in the Adopt-A-Highway Program in Michigan 'adopt' a section of a state highway roadside to clean up over a two-year period. This chunk of the roadway must be a minimum of a two-mile stretch.

Groups and organizations that commit to cleaning their stretch of the highway will be recognized with a Federal Highway Administration-approved full-color sign featuring their company name and logo.

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How do I join the Adopt-A-Highway Program?

Here are the steps you need to follow for the Adopt-A-Highway Program:

  1. Check with your AAH Coordinator about location availability before sending in an application.
  2. Complete the Adopt-A-Highway application form.
  3. Keep one copy for yourself.

The Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator for Genesee County is Tiarra Wright. Wright is also the coordinator for the Bay Region that includes Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, and Tuscola counties.

The final fall clean up for the Adopt-A-Highway Program in Michigan starts this Saturday, September 25th and goes through Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 statewide.

Source: MDOT

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