The Texas Adopt-a-Highway program, which is the premier litter prevention campaign of the Texas Department of Transportation, began in 1985, when the Tyler Civitan Club adopted a two-mile stretch of Highway 69. Adopt-a-Highway currently has more than 3,800 participating groups across the state, saving the state $3+ million a year in litter pickup. Special thanks go to the 147 groups who have gone the extra two miles to keep Texas beautiful for 20 years or more.
Adopting a piece of Texas highway is simple! You agree to take charge of a two-mile stretch of road for a minimum of two years; and once approved, you agree to clean your portion of the highway at least four times per year.
The Adopt-a-Highway program will post signs with your group’s name along your adopted section of road, and will provide volunteers with safety vests, litterbags and the appropriate training. Do your part to keep Texas highways beautiful!Adopt-A-Highway is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation.