The DuPage County Board
approved the amendment to the DuPage County Adopt-a-Highway ODT-025D-95 Ordinance on 08/14/2012. This program
provides for private interests groups to adopt various highways or trails
rights-of-way, or sections thereof, for the purpose of litter
The Adopt-a-Highway Program is managed through the
Division of Transportation's Highway Permitting Department at 421 N. County Farm
Road Wheation, IL 60187-2553.
You can reach the department at the main
office at 630/407-6900 (Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 3:30 pm, excluding holidays) or you
the department for this program.
out our Adopt-a-Highway Map below of the various County highway and trail routes
currently under adoption.
- Submit an Adopt-a-Highway Application Fillable Form for your
group or organization. You will need to submit a new application form for each
- Provide the requested County highway and/or trail route(s)
and limits of such. Include attachment to application if routes requested
exceed available room on the form.
- Provide group and/or organization
- Provide Group Leader name/contact information
and, if different, the Volunteer Coordinator name/contact information.
- Provide the work dates and alternate rain dates (minimum of 4 times required
annually between March and November).
- Upon approval by the
County Engineer or the duly authorized assign, you will receive a copy of the
- The Group Leader and Volunteer Coordinator will be
required to attend a training session and/or watch a training video for working
on the County's highway/trail system and receive the initial volunteer supplies
- An Adoption/'Work Crews Ahead' signage will be created and
posted at the limits of your adopted section(s) (see sample to right).
- All participants MUST complete an Adopt-a-Highway Volunteer Waiver Form w/original
signature (and parental/legal guardian signature for participants under 18 years
of age). The waivers are held on file with the department for the calendar
year. Once it is on file you do not need to resubmit the form for the current
year, unless you are a new participant.
- All Volunteer Waiver
Forms MUST be received at the Division of Transportation office one (1)
week prior to the approved work day or rain work date.
- All Volunteers
participating in the work day MUST comply with use of all safety equipment (gloves and safety vests) during the work day within the County's rights-of-way
and use of the posting warning signage.
- The Group Leader or Volunteer
Coordinator shall obtain the work materials (work gloves, safety vests and
garbage bags) from the DuPage County Division of Transportation office at
630/407-6900 or via E-mail
to the department to arrange delivery or pick-up of the materials. Additional
materials will be provided on an as-needed-basis when requested from the
We welcome photos of your group with your adopted
section sign to be added PHOTO
GALLERY to our website.
Current Adopt-a-Highway Adoption Routes
View larger map. Click on a highlighted segment to view who
has adopted that segment.View larger
Thank you for your assistance to help keep the roadways
and/or trails rights-of-way clean for all users (motorists, bicyclists,
pedestrians) and residents/businesses in your adopted section.