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Gloucester residents asked to help keep roadsides free of trash

To assist the Virginia Department of Transportation’s roadside mowing operations, Gloucester Clean Community officials are seeking more residents willing to pick up litter.

Coordinator William Bell said 308 volunteers picked up 8.25 tons of trash and litter from Gloucester’s roadsides as part of Clean Gloucester Day in March. “Unfortunately, the volunteers were able to clean litter from only a portion of the more than 50 miles of primary roads in the county,” Bell said.

If more people lend a hand to pick up litter throughout this season and year, Bell said, then it would make VDOT’s roadside mowing operations more effective. VDOT has crews mow all of Route 17 from Gloucester Point to the Dragon Run Bridge at Glenns, a release said. Other roads on the state mowing list include Route 216 (Guinea Road), Route 33 from Route 17 to the King and Queen County line, Route 198 (Glenns Road/Dutton Road), and Route 3/14 from Gloucester Court House to the Mathews Cou...

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