California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Tuesday, June 28, 2010

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

WHAT:   Officials from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will host a news conference to honor the lives of three fallen Caltrans maintenance workers and to call for safer and slower driving around highway work zones.

WHO:   Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman
CHP Border Division Chief Bob Clark

WHEN:   Thursday, June 30
Starting at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Caltrans Kearny Mesa Maintenance Yard
7181 Opportunity Road
San Diego, CA 92111

WHY:   Three Caltrans Highway Workers have died in the line of duty in 48 days. Speakers want to help raise awareness about highway worker and motorists safety through the "Slow for the Cone Zone" public awareness campaign and discuss law enforcement around highway work zones.

VISUALS:   Specialty safety vehicles used by area maintenance staff will be on display.

Note:  A Spanish speaking spokesperson will be available.

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