Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Adopt-A-Highway - Safety

The A-A-H program emphasizes safety. As part of this emphasis the program provides a safety video and "Your safety comes first", a take-along printable brochure. It is strongly encouraged every participant watch the video and be familiar with roadside safety concerns. It is important to be very careful when working on the roadsides.

  • What to do
  • What not to do
  • How to stay safe while helping clean up Wisconsin's roads


"Your safety comes first" - How to stay safe while cleaning up highway litter.

Safety alerts

In an effort to continue to keep A-A-H volunteers informed, safety alerts will occasionally be issued.

Safety education

Specific info. regarding specific safety topics. As a volunteer you should be aware of these safety concerns.

Hazardous materials

Hazardous waste found along our highways can pose potential dangers for A-A-H volunteers.

  • General info.
  • Meth lab waste
  • Abandoned barrels
  • Bottles or containers with liquid
  • Dead animals
  • More...

Outdoor hazards

  • Working on roadsides can present many natural hazards one may not be familiar with.
    • See a list of items and more...
  • Other outdoor hazard resources

SSI - Contact info. Questions about the content of this page:
Christa Wollenzien, christa.wollenzien@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: May 18, 2014

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