Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Media AdvisoryCaltrans Annual Highway Workers Memorial Day
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.
Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
Caltrans District Office
4050 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110
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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