Adopted Roads Are Being Neglected

By: Adam Kramer
By: Adam Kramer

China Clay Road in Augusta County is like many roads in the Valley, it's under Adopted Status.

A family, or group, volunteers to pick up garbage along the road four times a year in return for a free sign honoring a person or organization.

The service, which is sponsored by VDOT, saves the state organization over $3 million a year by not having to hire trash collectors, but for residents of China Clay road in Stuarts Draft, the adoption is not paying off.

"I am constantly picking up bottles, and such," commented China Clay Road resident Deborah Arborgas. "I am always telling my kids to be careful."

VDOT says that the Vicky McGann, the sponsor of the road, signed the mandatory contract saying they would clean the road four times a year.

McGann says she was not aware the problem was this bad.

"I will get out there and do something about it as soon as the weather breaks," said McGann.

Arborgas says something needs to be done as soon as possible.

"We need something done-NOW!" Arborgas said.


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