PennDOT has a volunteer effort to beautify PA roadways. We have a number of PennDOT roads in the City of Jeannette including 4th Street, S. 5th Street, Harrison Avenue (Rt. 130), Lowry Avenue and Lewis Avenue.
PennDOT needs you! If you know of a group looking to participate in the effort to keep Pennsylvania litter-free and beautiful, earning community service credits or simply wanting to get involved as dedicated, civic minded individuals, read on! You’ll be joining a popular effort to clean-up litter on Pennsylvania’s collective front years – its 150,000 acres of roadside. PennDOT offers a wide variety of beautification programs in a concerted effort to reduce the costs of removing unsightly litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways:
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT– PennDOT will provide safety training for volunteers as well as orange safety vests, and if requested, highway warning signs for use during litter pick-ups.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Great PA Cleanup
Volunteers beautify Pennsylvania in an annual statewide event occurring from March 1 through May 31. Each year, thousands of Pennsylvanians take to the streets in their towns and cities to collect the unsightly trash that litters our roadsides. PennDOT provides trash bags, gloves and orange safety vests to our volunteers. Our maintenance crews then pick up the collected refuse and dispose of it free-of-charge in approved landfills. To organize activities in your community, contact the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania coordinator for your county or visit gacofpa.org to register your event.
Adopt A Highway
Volunteers beautify roadsides two miles at a time. You or your civic or volunteer group sign a two-year agreement to pick up litter at least two times a year. In return, PennDOT posts recognition signs along the adopted roadway giving you or your group full credit for your efforts.
Adoption Time Length: 2 years
Area Size and Location: State highway right-of-ways, including interchange areas, traffic islands or two-mile sections of roadway
Age Requirements: Participants must be 8 years of age or older. There must be at least one adult (18 years of age or older) per eight minors (17 years of age or younger). Minors must have parental permission.
Events Per Year: Minimum of two
PennDOT will provide: Safety vests, trash bags, work gloves, "Litter Crew Ahead" signs (by request) and other equipment as required by your PennDOT representative
PennDOT will: Pick up bagged litter from the roadside and post signs in recognition of your efforts.
Sponsor A Highway
While PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program relies on volunteer groups to maintain adopted sections of roadway, the Sponsor-A-Highway program involves businesses and interested parties securing agreements with Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation to use its skilled maintenance forces to perform roadside work, including litter removal, graffiti removal, sweeping, landscape plantings and mowing. Sponsored roadways will have signs placed that recognize the sponsors. Find more information on becoming a highway sponsor by visiting the Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation http://www.adoptahighway.com/pennsylvania.
Contacts for District 12:
Gretchen Wood – 724-439-7340 email@example.com – District Contact
Michael Dice – 724- 415-1090 firstname.lastname@example.org – Fayette County Coordinator
Colleen Martin – 724-627-6131 email@example.com – Greene County Coordinator
Michael Maurer – 724-288-9171 firstname.lastname@example.org – Washington County Coordinator
Vince Poteste – 724-832-5387 email@example.com – Westmoreland County Coordinator
Valerie Petersen | Community Relations Coordinator
PA Department of Transportation | Press Office Engineering District 12-00
825 N. Gallatin Avenue | Uniontown PA 15401
Phone: 724-439-7375 | Fax: 724-439-7428