Welcome to the ADOPT A ROAD PROGRAM!

The Montgomery County's Adopt A Road (AAR) program encourages residents (individuals, families, organizations and businesses) to participate in a community activity by keeping roadsides litter free. The AAR program enlists more than 5,000 volunteers who clean over 480 road segments across Montgomery County. The program’s goal is to have unsightly litter removed from roadsides before it reaches local streams or clogs storm drains that feed into local streams, and potentially into the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and our water supply.  Every piece of litter that ends up in our waterways can be problematic to the water quality and disrupt the natural environment.  

With the amount of trash littered on County roadsides each day and with MCDOT's budget constraints (resulting in less mowing and road cleaning) program participation has become increasingly important.  Demonstrate your community pride and make a positive statement for a clean and attractive community - help make Montgomery County a “Greener” place to live!

AAR Program Application
Be sure to read the COVER LETTER for more info!
Brochure Cover to Adopt a Road Program Guide

List of Available Roads to Adopt
Request a copy.
 List of Available Roads



Program participants can now report their cleanings onlineclick here

Rustic Roads are classified as rural by legislation.  They are historic and scenic roadways in an area where natural, agricultural, or historic features are predominant. Most Rustic Roads are narrow, windy and have no sidewalk.  They are considered low volume roads intended primarily for local or agricultural use, as designated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. This classification restricts the type of maintenance that can be performed on these roads so that the rural character can be maintained. 

Learn more about Rustic Roads in Montgomery County.
View a map of Rustic roads in Montgomery County. 

Adopt a Rustic Road

Contact the Community Outreach Office:
Email mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-7155. 
For immediate assistance call 240-777-7170, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
DIrector's Office
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor

Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 240-777-7155 (press # to bypass greeting) 

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