Adopt-A-Highway is a community involvement program that brings citizen volunteers into partnership with the Peoria County Highway Department. Each volunteer group "adopts" or becomes responsible for a section of highway and agrees to remove litter along this stretch of highway a minimum of four times a year over a two year period of time. The Highway Department will erect signs identifying the adopting group and will provide safety vests, trash bags, temporary warning signs, and initial safety training. In addition, the Highway Department will remove and dispose filled bags at the completion of litter removal.
Some ground rules for potential adopters:
- Safety meetings must be held before going out to pick up litter.
- Adequate supervision must be provided for anyone under 18. The minimum age to pick up litter is 10 years old. We require one adult per every 5 youths.
- Park all vehicles off of the roadway. No parking will be allowed along curves, on bridge decks, near or under overpasses, or in median areas.
- No planting or mowing is allowed by adopting groups. This maintenance will be performed by the Peoria County Highway Department.
- Groups must place litter in trash bags provided by the Highway Department. The filled bags are to be left in a predetermined location along the highway for pickup.
- No drugs or alcohol will be carried or consumed by any group member during litter cleanup.
- Groups must stay off of the highway at all times.
- Large, inappropriate, corrosive, bio hazardous materials, or any other material deemed unsafe to collect by the adopters should be marked for pickup or the location reported back to the Highway Department for clean up.
- Groups are allowed to keep any cans or trash metals if desired.
- In case of emergency, each group should have a first aid kit readily available, as well as a vehicle ready for emergency transportation to the nearest hospital.
Recommended pickup times are April/May, June/July, August/September, and October/November.
If a group wishes to terminate their contract, they must do so in writing to the County Engineer at the Peoria County Highway Department Office.
Adopt-A-Highway General Conditions
Adopt-A-Highway Permit Application
For more information contact Larry Satterwhite at 309-697-6400, ext. 0.
County Highways Currently Adopted
|D29 Brimfield-Jubilee Road||Thousand Dollar Road to Princeville Jubilee Road||Jubilee Rider Saddle Club|
|D28 Cedar Hills Drive
||IL Route 40 to Bland Road||Prospect United Methodist Church|
|D37 Charter Oak Road||Koerner Road to IL Route 6 Bridge||Charter Oak Home Association|
|D32 Grange Hall Road||IL Route 91 to Evans Mill Road||Peoria Bicycle Club|
|R51 Kickapoo Creek Road
||Pottstown Road to Farmington Road||Redeemer Church (PCA)|
|R46 Maxwell Road||Farmington Road to Plank Road||Peoria County Sheriff|
|D31 Mossville Road
||IL Route 40 to one mile east of IL Route 40
||Peoria County Board|
|R57 Sterling Avenue||Martin Luther King Drive to Manor Parkway||P-town's Pristine Pack|
|D52 Smithville Road||Airport Road to Lauterbach Park
||Limestone Kiwanis Club|
|D49 Dirksen Parkway
||Airport Road to Middle Road
||Limestone Airforce JROTC|
|R52 Radnor Road||Willow Knolls Road to Alta Lane||Peoria Jaycees|
|D52 Smithville Road||Airport Road to Air National Guard Entrance||St. John's Lutheran Church|
Adopt-a-Highway Safety Video
The Adopt-a-Highway Safety video (ASX) describes the Illinois Adopt-a-Highway program and gives details on what an organization is required to do in order to adopt a highway for clean-up and maintenance.