DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Many municipalities are struggling with their bottom lines and looking for ways to save money. Doylestown Township is turning to local businesses and organizations to help keep the roads clean.

Doylestown Township is creating an Adopt-A-Road program similar to the state’s program. Officials are looking for businesses, neighborhoods and organizations to adopt one mile of road and then commit to cleaning up that stretch of road four times a year.

The township has 77 miles of road. Supervisor Barbara Lyons says it not only gets people to invest in their community but it’s a money saver.

“I anticipate a cost savings because we won’t have our road crews doing the work. We’ll have volunteers who are committed to the program doing the work.”

She says it’s also good for the environment. The township will train the volunteers and provide safety vests and trash bags. The only cost to the township is a minimal expense for signs at each section of adopted road recognizing the business or organization that’s participating.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio

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