Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 39-07. Reducing Litter on the Roadsides

Litter along our roadsides is an ever present and increasing problem despite the fact that State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) spends millions of dollars addressing this concern. It impacts aesthetics, economic development, public health and safety. There continues to be programs instituted to raise public awareness about roadside litter. DOT staffs manage a multitude of roadway responsibilities, but cannot keep up with the growing litter problem. Enforcement, public education and awareness, litter removal, and funding for these programs are necessary components of a comprehensive and economical litter abatement strategy. A synthesis is needed to address the state of the practice, especially how to design, implement and measure successful strategies for many diverse stakeholders.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Huntsville

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Huntsville, AL  USA  35899
  • Start Date: 20071101
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464755
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:48PM