California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

Caltrans Annual Highway Workers Memorial Day

WHO:

Officials from Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.

WHAT:

Caltrans annual Highway Workers Memorial Day will pay tribute to the men and women who have died in the line of duty serving the motorists of California.

WHEN:

Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Caltrans District Office
4050 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110

PHOTO/VIDEO:
OPPORTUNITY

The ceremony will feature a memorial display of 183 orange highway cones to signify each of the Caltrans workers killed statewide since 1921 and will include the employee “Reading of the Names.”

Featured speakers include Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman, Caltrans Division Chief of Maintenance Tony Tavares, Caltrans Deputy District Director of Structures Construction Dennis Wilder, Caltrans District Division Chief of Maintenance Everett Townsend, and California Highway Patrol Border Division Assistant Chief John Antillion.

The ceremony will be concluded with the unveiling of the winning design for the annual Highway Safety poster contest and the young winner.

Highway workers who have been involved in close calls on the highways and a Spanish-speaking spokesperson will be available for interviews.  Refreshments will be provided by the Caltrans District 11 Employees Committee.

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