Adopt A Highway Program
The Scott County Adopt A Highway program began in 1991 as a way for citizens to serve their community and protect the environment. Adopt A Highway volunteers currently clean almost 400 miles of Scott County highways.
To learn more about the program, select topics from the collapsible tabs below.
|Rd #||Description||Length (Miles)||Location|
|1||CH 6 to Hwy 169||2.5||Blakeley|
|29||County Line to CH 46||1||Elko New Market|
The following terms apply to volunteer groups that agree to adopt a Scott County highway:
- The volunteer group agrees to pick up litter on a segment of county highway selected in consultation with the Scott County Highway Engineer. The recommended length is two miles.
- The volunteer group agrees to a 3-year commitment to clean up their segment of roadway at least twice a year, in the spring and fall. The Highway Department provides safety vests and trash bags. The maintenance crew picks up and disposes of filled bags and other items.
- Scott County agrees to erect a highway sign at no cost to the group to recognize the group's clean-up efforts. The name on the sign shall be limited to two lines of eighteen characters (including spaces). The county reserves the right to approve and/or edit names or acronyms. No logos, website addresses or telephone numbers are allowed on the signs.
- All new Adopt A Highway groups receive free 30 inches by 24 inches signs. Current groups will have this new sign configuration phased in over a 10-year period.