Summary

The Rotary Club of Shippensburg's Adopt-a-Highway participation at Interstate 81 Exit 24 is one of our most visible projects, with thousands of travelers passing our stretch of the road every day, and year-round PennDOT signage posted near both on-ramps acknowledging our work.

Club members gather at the site for highway clean-up twice a year, and along with Peace Garden and Shippensburg Station maintenance, is part of our community service effort to keep Shippensburg looking its best.

 
Contacts

Rotary Coordinator

Drew Wellmon

Community Contact

Pat Goodwin
Franklin County, Maintenance District 8-3, PennDOT
619 North Franklin Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: 717-264-4171, 3105
 
 
Project Information
Our club has been responsible for keeping all four ramps at Interstate 81 Exit 24 clear of litter since April of 1993.
 
Lately, club members have performed this service on Ship Shape Day each April, and again in October, with much help from SASHS Interact members, as well as students from Shippensburg University and the community at large.
 
Pennsylvania's Adopt-a-Highway program specifies two-year agreements with a quarterly clean-up schedule. PennDOT will supply safety signs and other materials if requested in advance. Clean-up dates, the number of bags collected, and their location should be reported to the local contact.
 
Our designated area includes everything within the four triangles between the Exit 24 ramps, Interstate 81, and Olde Scotland Road (PA-696). We also clean up the outside shoulders of the ramps and the adjacent park-and-ride lot area along Mount Rock Road. We do not clear the grassy median and should not cross Interstate 81.

Bags can be left along the roadside, preferably in consolidated locations off (but next to) the pavement, and reported to our PennDOT contact for their pick-up and disposal.