Welcome to NHDOT Sponsor-A-Highway! The Sponsor-A-Highway program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations, and businesses to help the Department of Transportation maintain sections of roadside in New Hampshire's state highway system and was created to support NHDOT's ongoing efforts to make our highways cleaner and more attractive while at the same time easing the growing cost of litter removal. The program encourages environmentally conscious business and community groups to help in beautifying their communities by supplying volunteer resources to maintain high visibility areas on New Hampshire's state highways.
Since our Sponsor-A-Highway program began in 1994, thousands of volunteers representing over 700 groups have maintained over 1500 miles of New Hampshire roadsides. In the process, nearly 130,000 bags were filled with litter and removed from our roadsides. The value of our Sponsor-A-Highway program can be measured not only in financial savings to taxpayers, but in the dedicated hours that hundreds of volunteers have unselfishly donated to keep New Hampshire beautiful for all of us. Bags donated by New Hampshire The Beautiful.
Participation in New Hampshire's Sponsor-A-Highway program can include one or more of the following:
- Sponsoring a section of Limited Access highway by partnering with an approved Maintenance Provider.
- Sponsoring a section of Secondary Highway with maintenance by your group volunteers.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation provides Sponsor-A-Highway volunteers with appropriate permits, litter bags and safety training at no cost. As a sponsor, you are recognized for you contribution with the placement of a "sponsored by" roadside sign on your section of highway.
How does the Sponsor-A-Highway program work and how can we get involved?
It's easy for an individual or a group to participate in New Hampshire's Sponsor-A-Highway program. Highways are divided into two categories, Sponsor-A-Highway Coordinator of the district in which the desired section of highway to be adopted is located.
Once your application has been reviewed and approved, a written agreement will establish your group's participation in the Sponsor-A-Highway.
For Secondary highways, individuals or groups are required to sponsor at a minimum a section of highway approximately 2 miles in length, in both directions of travel. For limited access multi-lane highways, individuals or groups are required to sponsor a section approximately 4 miles in length in only 1 direction of travel; or 2 miles in length if median section is included.
Sponsorship is required for a minimum of 2 years and litter cleanup is required at a minimum of 4 times a year in the months of April, June, August and October. Or, up to 14 times a year for Limited Access multi-lane highways. Safety, scheduling and age requirements are also part of sponsorship. Check our Application Package for specifics.
To begin, choose whether you would like to sponsor a Secondary Highway.