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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020
Press Release: 20-0036
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov

DOT&PF Temporarily Suspending Adopt-A-Highway Program

(Juneau, Alaska) – Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is suspending the Adopt-A-Highway program in most locations until further notice.

Each spring, DOT&PF offices across the state distribute bags, safety vests and traffic control devices to groups so they can safely clean their adopted sections of highway. If Adopt-A-Highway volunteers have access to their own reflective vests and trash bags, and they can safely practice social distancing while cleaning their section of highway, they are encouraged to proceed.

DOT&PF staff will not be distributing supplies, or establishing new Adopt-A-Highway contracts for the time being. When Adopt-A-Highway activities resume we will distribute notices and reach out to our volunteers.

For more information, contact your regional Adopt-A-Highway coordinator listed here.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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