MnDOT seeks Adopt a Highway volunteers; realizes $6 million benefit in 2017

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,100 groups and 16,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program, which realized an estimated $6 million benefit in 2017, is a public service project that helps reduce litter along the roadsides. It’s been part of MnDOT’s maintenance operations since 1990. ‘Volunteers pick up litter, keep the roadways beautiful and save taxpayers money,’ said Ann McLellan, statewide Adopt a Highway manager . . . There are 5,455 segments of roadways defined for the program. Of those segments, 1,719 are available for adoption. ‘Most of the available segments are in Greater Minnesota. In the Twin Cities area, there are nine segments available,’ said McLellan. The volunteers, representing schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, families and individuals, clean up nearly 10,000 miles of Minnesota roadways each year.” FULLSTORY: