California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Monday, April 22, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

Caltrans Highway Workers Memorial Day

WHO:

Officials from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Highway Patrol, and Associated General Contractors.

WHAT:

Caltrans and its partners will pay tribute to the men and women highway workers who have died in the line of duty during its annual Highway Workers Memorial Day.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Caltrans District 11 Office Complex
4050 Taylor Street, San Diego
See Thomas Guide, Page 1268 (F-4)

PHOTO/VIDEO:
OPPORTUNITY

This event will feature a memorial display of 178 orange highway cones to signify each of the Caltrans workers killed statewide since 1924. This year’s ceremony will include 15 cones signifying Caltrans employees who lost their lives while working along highways in San Diego and Imperial counties. Featured speakers include Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman, Caltrans Deputy District Director of Construction Mike McManus, Caltrans District Division Chief of Maintenance Everett Townsend, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele, and Associated General Contractors San Diego President Jeff Turner. The event will also feature the annual employee “Reading of the Names.”

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 California Transportation Foundation and the Caltrans District 11 Employees Committee.

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