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 on New Hampshire's state highway system.
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.
This Web site is your resource for information on our Sponsor-A-Highway program. You should be able to find everything you need to join right here. If you still have questions, contact us.
How does the Sponsor-A-Highway program work and how can we get involved?
It's really quite easy for an individual or group to participate in New Hampshire's Sponsor-A-Highway program. Highways are divided into two categories … Limited Access highways and Secondary highways. For safety reasons, Limited Access highways require the use of "maintenance providers" to perform litter pickup while Secondary highway litter pickup can be done by the sponsoring group. Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the program can submit an application to the 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 program.
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 one direction of travel, or 2 miles in length if median section is included.
Sponsorship is required for a minimum of 2 years and litter clean up is required 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.