- 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.
Questions? Contact your Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator.
- In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), MDOT is cancelling the spring pickups previously scheduled for April 18-26 and May 9-17. The program is currently planned to resume with the summer pickup.
- July 18 – 26 (statewide)
- September 26 - October 4 (statewide)
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 MDOT-AdoptAHighway@michigan.gov. 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.
Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-485-6322 ext. 136
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: