California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Wednesday, April 24, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

Caltrans Annual Litter Cleanup Day

WHO:

Caltrans, The California Highway Patrol, and I Love A Clean San Diego.

WHAT:

Caltrans will host an event to spotlight its annual statewide Litter Cleanup Day. Speakers will discuss the dangers of large litter items found on our highways, such as ladders, mattresses and appliances, and the importance of properly securing heavy loads with cargo netting.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Richmond Street Overcrossing
Northbound State Route 163, Richmond Street exit
Immediate left at the top of the exit ramp

PHOTO/VIDEO:
OPPORTUNITY

The event will feature large litter items found on area freeways, as well as a truck with a properly-secured load. Taxpayers spend more than $3.5 million last year on litter removal that is money better spent on freeway maintenance.

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