Adopt-A-Highway - Program tour, How can you apply?
Groups interested in adopting a highway need to identify a
segment of road they would like to adopt. Segments two miles in
length are preferred. Your group will be expected to clean both
sides of the roadway at least three times between April 1 and
Once the beginning and end of your proposed segment has been
identified using specific landmarks, road intersections, or mileage,
contact the appropriate Adopt-A-Highway
coordinator for your region. The coordinator will let you know
if the segment you are interested in is available for adoption.
Adopt-A-Highway segments are assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis. However, if all available highway segments are
already reserved or if the amount of applications received exceeds
available funding for signs and supplies, your group may be placed
on a waiting list.
When WisDOT approves your application and returns it to you, your
group will have an assigned segment in the Adopt-A-Highway litter
In addition to the permit to work on the highway rights of way,
you will receive further instruction and supplies, including safety
vests and trash bags. No fees will be charged to groups accepted
into the Adopt-a-Highway program.
Approved permits are effective indefinitely or until the
department receives a "Notice of Abandonment" from your
group. This notice tells the department your group has decided to
cease its clean up activities. That segment will then be made
available to others wishing to Adopt-A-Highway.