Lucasville Masons Pitch In With Adopt-A-Highway Program
Chillicothe - Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart is pleased to recognize members of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 for their participation in the department’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
“Litter is an eyesore that becomes an expensive public concern, and removing it from our state’s highways is a continual maintenance challenge,” said Brushart. “Therefore, we appreciate the assistance of volunteer groups like the Lucasville Masons to help our crews maintain a clean highway and promote roadway beautification."
On July 19, six members of the organization collected 11 bags of litter along U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County in the group’s second outing of the year. Those who joined the effort included Tim Allen, David Young, Nelson Bellar, Paul Kennedy, Jhan Aeh and Curt Thacker.
The Lucasville Masons have been active in the Adopt-A-Highway program since 1994 and were awarded the Gold Star designation in the spring of 2005 for their longstanding participation in the program.
For those groups participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program, ODOT will provide volunteers with trash bags and safety vests at no cost, and the department will post a sign inscribed with the group's name within the adopted section of highway.
Any group interested in becoming part of the Adopt-A-Highway program in Scioto County should contact ODOT's highway maintenance facility by calling (740) 259-2071.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio