ODOT, others mount highway cleanup in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s highway department is ready to clean up Cleveland’s roadside image.

The Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike and the Keep Ohio Beautiful organization have recruited hundreds of volunteers for the annual State Roadway Cleanup on Saturday.

It’s the first time Keep Ohio Beautiful has held its annual cleanup in Cleveland. The cleanup will include a Lake Erie beach.

ODOT spends more than $4 million each year picking up nearly 400,000 bags of roadside trash.

ODOT used the cleanup event to make a pitch for volunteer groups to adopt a 2-mile highway section and pick up litter at least four times a year.

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