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William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
(845) 486-2000

For Immediate Release

April 26, 2002

County Executive Update on Highway Roadside Cleanup Program

County Executive William R. Steinhaus, today, announced that for Saturday April 27 the County Highway staff will again be out cleaning up some of our most seriously littered County roadsides. “  This new county-wide program began last Saturday, April 20. 

This Saturday our forces will be focusing on CR 20 West Dover Road in the Towns of Dover/Pawling, CR 6 Old Route 22 and CR 22 Dog Tail Corner’s Road in the Town of Dover, CR 103 River Road in the Town of Rhinebeck, CR 29 Clove Branch Road  & Carpenter Road in the Town of East Fishkill, CR 28 Old Hopewell Road in the Town of Wappingers, and CR 37 North Cross Road and CR 14 Hollow Road in the Town of Hyde Park,” stated County Executive Steinhaus.  “Many people take great pride in the scenic beauty of Dutchess County.  It is really unfortunate some people believe our roadsides are their answer to a garbage can.  We want local residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty of our highways and not have to see debris, and other assorted items thrown from car windows,” continued Mr. Steinhaus.

The County Executive noted, “The mild winter has allowed our County Highway staff to expand the amount of roadway shoulder work and litter cleanup that is part of our regular maintenance work.  I decided an extra push now could really make a difference to improve the appearance of our road sides.”  “With the way Spring has exploded on the Hudson Valley over recent weeks, it was especially important to launch this initiative on the fast growing roadside vegetation early and prior to our regular seasonal maintenance efforts.”  Steinhaus continued, “In combination with the Spring Cleanup programs being currently offered by many municipalities’ recent Earth Day and Scenic Hudson’s annual Great River Sweep, this initiative will help the County spruce up our appearance for the coming tourist season.”

The County Executive concluded, “We ask drivers to slow down on the roads to protect the safety of our highway crews, and secondly, PLEASE DON’T LITTER.  We hope seeing the visable effort that is being put forth to cleanup our roadways will remind drivers that tossing litter costs taxpayers lots of money.  We hope we can help encourage people who litter to keep their garbage in their cars until they get home or stop for gas.” ended Mr. Steinhaus.


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