The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced
guidance for groups looking to beautify their communities as its
Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) activities resume across the state, including mask
wearing, social distancing and frequent hand sanitizing. These
activities were suspended as part of Pennsylvania’s efforts to help
mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
PennDOT’s AAH volunteer coordinators have received guidance to help
ensure continued virus mitigation as the groups’ important volunteer
cleanup activities continue.
In continued preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19,
volunteers must adhere to all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and PA
Department of Health guidelines while carrying out AAH activities,
including social distancing, wearing of masks by individuals, washing
hands frequently and using hand sanitizer whenever appropriate.
As always, PennDOT will provide volunteer groups with safety vests,
trash bags, work gloves, and other equipment as requested by their
PennDOT AAH coordinator. For safety, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)
will be notified of all scheduled events and PennDOT will pick up
bagged litter from the roadside.
While AAH cleanups will commence on state-maintained highways, areas
that are non-state maintained can be cleaned and adopted through Keep
Pennsylvania Beautiful. More information is available at
To join an existing AAH team or start your own, visit the
Adopt-A-Highway page under “Roadway Beautification” at www.PennDOT.gov