Dodge County's Adopt A Highway Program
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Adopt A Highway

Adopt-A-Highway is a volunteer program to pick up litter and debris along Minnesota’s roadways. It is a way for citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner and more beautiful environment.  Community groups, clubs, businesses, churches, families, and individuals adopt a highway by picking up litter and debris along both sides of a two mile segment of roadway two - three times per year for at least two years.

Participants of Adopt A Highway agree to:
  • Adopt a two mile segment of highway for a minimum of two years.
  • Pick up litter and debris along this segment twice each year.
  • Wear safety vests during pick-up and observe all safety rules.
  • Drop off the filled trash bags at Dodge County Highway Dept. (16 S. Airport Dr., Dodge Center) for disposal.
  • Notify Dodge County Highway Dept. (507-374-6694) of any large, heavy, or hazardous items along the roadway.
In return, Dodge County Highway Dept. agrees to:
  • Erect a highway sign at each end of the adopted segment to recognize your group’s cleanup efforts.
  • Provide high visibility vests, trash bags and safety information.
  • Dispose of filled bags dropped off at the Highway Dept.
  • Remove large, heavy, or hazardous items from the roadway

What Roads are Available?

All County State Aid Highways (CSAH) and County Aid Roads (CAR) within Dodge County are eligible for the Adopt A Highway program. To determine if a road segment is available, click on the map link below.  The segments highligheted in green are adopted. All other county roads are open to the program.

Dodge County Adopt a Highway Map

Sign Up

If you desire to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program, please fill out the application form and return it to Dodge County Highway Dept. We will be happy to help you select a segment of county highway to adopt, provide you with safety information and answer any other questions you may have.  Litter is unsightly, unwelcoming, and expensive to the county.  Participating in the Adopt A Highway program beautifies our roadways, sends a welcoming message to visitors, and saves the county money.  We thank you for your interest and participation in this program.


One Time Only Cleanups

If you are interested in a picking up a segment of road without the two year commitment, you can submit a Working in the Right of Way permit for a one time only pick up.  This is great for a class project or in other circumstances that don't allow for a two year commitment.