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Highway clean up in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, N.S. -- Members of Adopt-A-Highway and the Department of Transportation and Public Works are taking their...


HALIFAX, N.S. — Members of Adopt-A-Highway and the Department of Transportation and Public Works are taking their fight against litter to highway interchanges.

For the first time, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will be allowed onto the interchanges of 100-series highways as part of a three-year pilot project. At the end of the trial period, department staff will review the project and determine if volunteers should be allowed onto the entire 100-series road network.

“This pilot project will benefit the environment while taking steps to protect the safety of motorists and volunteers,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This is a positive step forward in the fight against roadside litter.”

To ensure the safety of volunteers and motorists along 100-series highways, the department has introduced stricter guidelines for the removal of litter around interchanges, such as minimum age requirements and no parking allowed on highway shoulders.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Highway Program call Gaynol Keith at 902 893-6520 or e-mail to keithga@gov.ns.ca.


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1 Comment » for Highway clean up in Nova Scotia
  1. Kathy says:

    NOva Scotia should be ashamed to see the garbage along our highways and along the meridian. I drive the 102 everyday and am apalled at the dead animals garbage bags oil cans clothes etc up against the meridian. I have to wonder what tourists think.
    Kathy

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