RIDOT Adopt-a-Roadway Participants

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  • How does this work? This program is for volunteers who want to pick up litter on smaller state roads, specifically those that have speed limits no higher than 35 MPH.
    • Your group or even you as individual can adopt a two-mile-stretch and have your name on it.
    • Groups, businesses and even individuals may participate in this program
    • All group members must be at least 11-years-old and must be supervised by an adult
    • All group members younger than 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian
    • RIDOT will provide two signs on the designated stretch of roadway with the sponsor's name on it
    • Signs are free for non-profits, businesses are asked to pay
    • RIDOT will supply trash bags, safety vests, and gloves which can be picked up at the RIDOT Lincoln Avenue facility at 360 Lincoln Avenue in Warwick
    • Groups also get temporary signage to set up alerting motorists to the presence of the cleanup group
    • After cleanup, put the bags the equipment and the signs away from the side of the road and call the nearest maintenance facility for pickup
    • For large items such as tires or mattresses, call the nearest maintenance facility
    • The maintenance facility that picks up the bags will let the cleanup coordinator know that the cleanup has taken place
  • How Do I Start? Fill out the application form and contact the cleanup coordinator.
  • Do I have to pay? There is no charge. It is a lot of work but gives your group great recognition not only from the signs but also in the RIDOT newsletter. Participants must sign a release form and send it to the cleanup coordinator.

Adopt-a-Roadway Participants

Business / Organization City/ Town Area Adopted
Chariho Earth Club Charlestown Woodville Rd - Carolina Alton Rd.
Trade Unions Coventry Rt. 117 from rotary - Old Summit Rd.
Christine Belsky & Anthony Lockwood Cranston Narragansett Parkway
Rhode Island Liberty Alliance East Providence Veteran Memorial Pkwy S. Broadway - Warren Ave. intersection
Exeter Rural Land Preservation Trust Exeter Rt. 165 & Arcadia Rd - Browning Mill Pond Rd.
Narragansett Chapter 225 TU Exeter Rt. 165 Bliven Tr. - Mt. Tom Rd.
Newport Security Forces Middletown Paradise Ave. - Hanging Rock Rd.
GFWC Woman's Club of South County Narragansett Ocean Rd. & South Pier Rd
NWC FCPOA Newport West Main Rd.
The 02908 Club Providence Smith Street
Bryant Enactus Smithfield Old Lousiquisset Rd. - Wilber Rd.


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