Levelland, TX – Since 1985, residents across the state have made a difference in their communities through the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) program. Over 3,400 groups and organizations participate in the program—including about 100 groups from the South Plains—that allows volunteers to adopt stretches of state- maintained roadway to conduct litter pickups. Whitbeck Mechanical has adopted a stretch of Highway 114 on the west side of Levelland. “Levelland’s gateways into town are on Highway 114 and having a company help clean and maintain the roadway is crucial for the community welcoming citizens and guests into town,” said Kelly Hancock with Keep Levelland Beautiful. “For almost four decades, the Adopt-A-Highway program has given citizens an opportunity to contribute to and develop a sense of pride in their community,” said Steve Warren, TxDOT Lubbock District Engineer. “Statewide, it has also saved taxpayers, on average, $2.5 million yearly on contracted litter cleanup services,” As the South Plains continues to grow and flourish, so does the need for volunteer AAH groups. Their efforts to make a visible impact in keeping the district’s roadways clean are positive contributions to the district and the community, Warren said.
Individuals, families or organizations interested in participating in the program can find information on the https://www.txdot.gov/about/campaigns-outreach/adopt-a-highway.html or by
contacting the local TxDOT office at (806) 748-4472.