DENVER (CBS4) – The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation’s National Work Zone Memorial is coming back to Colorado for the first time since 2004.
The Colorado Contractors Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation made the announcement on Thursday. The memorial will be on display at CDOT Headquarters located at 4201 East Arkansas Avenue in Denver from April 15-17.
“The memorial … displays the names of nearly 1,400 highway workers who have lost their lives in work zone accidents all across America,” Amy Ford with CDOT said in a statement.
Among the names displayed on the memorial are 23 workers from Colorado who died in work zone accident between 1951 and 2009.
Additional Information From CDOT
The memorial will be available for visitation as follows:
- Tuesday, April 15 – Noon to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 16 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, April 17 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CDOT’s annual Remembrance Day observance will be held on the south plaza of the CDOT Headquarters Building, weather permitting, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16. The ceremony will honor all 58 CDOH and CDOT employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty, 1929-2009, as well as Colorado-based contractor and subcontractor employees who have died in the line of duty. The public is welcome to attend and to visit the National Work Zone Memorial either prior to the ceremony, or afterward. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors.