INDOT is getting into spring cleaning with the 2018 Trash Bash

NORTHEAST, Ind. (ADAMS) – The folks at the Indiana Department of Transportation say they are in the mood for some spring cleaning. Friday, April 13 INDOT is kicking off the 2018 Trash Bash. Maintenance forces will dedicate the day to litter clean-up.

Throughout the weekend, April 14-15, INDOT will call upon volunteer Adopt a Highway groups and others in the community to clean up the roadsides after a long winter and rainy early spring.

In the past, INDOT maintenance staff have worked with the Indiana Department of Corrections crews and together the joint crew has picked up 22,123 bags of trash in the past five years, with 7,346 being picked up in 2017 alone. INDOT spends an average of $5.8 million to accomplish litter pick-up every year on the state’s 11,000 center lane miles of roadway.

As you travel along Indiana’s roadways this weekend, watch for crews and volunteers as they are cleaning the roadside. Reduce your speed, use caution and consider worker safety when driving through the area.