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​The Adopt-a-Highway Program looks for volunteers to collect litter along designated segments of County highways to help keep roadsides clean. Coordination of the program and supplies (safety vests, trash bags and training) are provided by the Dakota County Transportation Department.

Get involved
Check to see what areas are available on the Adopt-a-Highway Map. Click on the highway sections to see if they are available for adoption.

Review the Adopt-a-Highway Brochure and Safety Tips. For more information, contact the coordinator at the Transportation Department.

Individuals or groups commit to cleaning up their designated roadway segment as a onetime commitment or more. To apply, fill out the AdoptHighwayPermit.pdfAdopt-a-Highway Permit Form and fax it to 952-891-7909 or email it to

The Transportation Department maintenance crew will pick up and dispose of filled bags and other debris, left at the side of the road.

Free recognition signs
Individuals or groups agreeing to contribute time to clean up the roadway twice a year (spring & fall) for a minimum of two years, will receive a 24” by 30” recognition signs, installed free for their contribution. One recognition sign is placed for a minimum one mile commitment. Two signs are placed for a minimum two miles or more commitment.  

Note: The current larger signs, are being phased out.

Last updated: 1/5/2016 7:09 AM