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Indiana’s Roadsides To Be Cleaned Up By Inmates

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March 22, 2014 — Indiana Department of Correction —

The snow is finally beginning to melt and that means it’s time to begin the Indiana Department of Transportation’s spring cleaning.  The Annual Trash Bash takes place from April 5-27, 2014 and coincides with National Earth Day.

In 2013 more than 20,000 bags of trash were collected by INDOT crews, work crews from the Indiana Department of Correction and 1,600 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers.  Also collected were 1,256 cubic yards of loose debris which included some strange items including an electric meter, laptop, horse whip and cash.

Inmate work crews from both the Indiana State Prison and Westville Correctional Facility will be assigned to various stretches of state and local highways to pick up debris.  They will be under the watchful eye of trained staff from both the DOC and INDOT.

The public is reminded to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a clean-up zone, just as they should for any work or safety crew on our roads.

[Photo: Department of Correction inmate work crew cleaning highway as part of the annual Indiana Spring Clean Up — courtesy Indiana DOC]

 

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