These students from the Jackson Area Career Center are helping to keep US-127 in Jackson County litter-free.
  • About the Program

    Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Participants adopt both sides of a section of state highway roadside to clean up over a two-year period. A minimum two-mile stretch of roadway is recommended.

    AAH Litter Pickup Report Form

    Questions? Contact your Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator

  • 2022 Pickup Dates:

    April 23 - May 1 (Lower Peninsula)
    May 7 - 15 (Upper Peninsula)

    July 16 - 24 (statewide)

    September 24  -  October 2 (statewide)


  • Join the Adopt-A-Highway Program
    1. Please check with your AAH Coordinator about location availability prior to sending in your application, and to determine where to send the application.
    2. Complete an Adopt-A-Highway application form.
    3. Keep one copy for yourself.
  • Get your group posted to our photo album

    If you have a photo your group would like to appear in our annual newsletter on online photo album, please email it as a jpg (no larger than 640x480 pixels) to In your email, please include your group's name, when the photo was taken, the name of the highway you clean up, the county the highway is located in, and the number of years your group has been in the AAH program.

  • Adopt-A-Highway Media Inquiries

    Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-485-6322 ext. 136

  • Sponsor-A-Highway Program

    The Michigan Sponsor-A-Highway Program provides civic-minded businesses the opportunity to sponsor professional litter removal services on designated state highways. In return, sponsors are recognized with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-approved full-color signs featuring their company name and logo.

    Participating in the Michigan Sponsor-A-Highway Program gives companies the opportunity to be recognized for their contributions to the local community and the environment. The program also provides for cleaner highways and allows MDOT to use funds allocated for litter removal to improve Michigan's roads.

    To speak to someone about sponsoring litter removal on Michigan highways, contact:

    Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation