Wednesday, May 19, 2010

VDOT Offers Opportunities for Volunteers to Help Maintain Virginia’s Roadsides

With spring upon us, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintenance crews and contractors are kicking off spring maintenance activities — removing litter, mowing grass, pruning trees and cutting brush along roads throughout the commonwealth. VDOT has developed mowing priorities and schedules for all state-maintained roads, beginning late April and continuing through October.

This year’s roadside maintenance schedule remains similar to the one adopted in 2009, when mowing cycles on most routes were reduced, extending the length of time between repeated mowing in areas where sight distance and motorist safety were not issues.

In response to calls from citizens asking for permission to provide additional mowing and maintenance activities along Virginia’s primary and secondary highways, VDOT is expanding its program to allow volunteers to assume responsibility for roadside maintenance.

The Adopt-A-Highway program has recently been expanded to encourage a new “volunteer mowing” alternative for interested citizens, civic groups and businesses.  VDOT will continue to accept volunteers to assist in maintaining low-volume primary and secondary roads through its Adopt-a-Highway program.

For details about becoming an Adopt-a-Highway volunteer, and for more information on how VDOT maintains state roadsides, visit

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