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Colleen Pillus, Communications Director 845-486-2000
Colleen Pillus, Communications Director
Poughkeepsie… As part of this Thursday’s global Earth Day celebration, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Division will dedicate several days to highway cleanup as part of ongoing efforts to maintain the county roadway system. Starting Wednesday, April 21st, and continuing April 22nd, 23rd, and 26th, DPW Highway crews will focus on litter cleanup on some of the County’s most highly trafficked roadways.
County Executive Molinaro said, “Our DPW Highway crews work year-round to maintain our highway system so visitors and residents alike can safely see all Dutchess County has to offer. These clean-up efforts are part of Dutchess County Government’s ongoing commitment to preserving our region’s natural beauty and keeping our community clean and green, for Earth Day and throughout the year. We encourage everyone to do their part, whether it’s participating in a local or state Adopt-a-Highway program or other clean-up effort, we owe it to the generations that will follow us, to live and promote a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.”
Crews will be deployed for cleanup efforts on more than 30 County roadways, including:
Dutchess County’s Highway Construction and Maintenance Division maintains nearly 400 centerline miles of County roads annually.
Organizations and residents who are interested in helping keep Dutchess County’s roadways clean and scenic can participate in the County’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Organizations are encouraged to apply by calling (845) 486-2925. The New York State Department of Transportation and several local municipalities also offer Adopt-A-Road programs for state and local roadways.
“Our DPW Highway Crews work to ensure our roads are safe and beautiful. We encourage everyone to help keep Dutchess County clean and green by disposing of trash properly and taking the time to pick up litter when necessary,” said Dutchess County Commissioner of Public Works Bob Balkind.