About CDOT

CDOT Memorial Program

Memorial Ribbon

The Memorial Program began in 1992 as an initiative of the CDOT Employee Council. Approximately 20 council members and other CDOT employees worked for more than 18 months to identify Department of Highways (CDOH) and Department of Transportation employees who had died in the line of duty up to that time.

The first memorial ceremony, honoring 40 employees, was held April 20, 1995, at CDOT Headquarters in Denver. Family members and friends traveled from all over the nation to be in attendance that day.

There are currently 61 CDOH/CDOT employees who are honored and remembered in the Memorial Program. The CDOT Employee Council coordinates the program, providing memorial nameplates and conducting memorial ceremonies when desired by the families of employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The nameplates are displayed on the department-wide plaque at CDOT Headquarters in Denver and within each region as well.

Remembrance Day is now a tradition that will continue over the years during National Work Zone Awareness Week in April.

CDOT Memorial

The memorial is at:
Colorado Department of Transportation, Headquarters
2829 W. Howard Pl.
Denver, CO 80204

CDOT at a Glance
  • * Maintains, repairs and plows over 23,000 total lane miles of highway
  • * Maintains 3,447 bridges
  • * Oversees 28 billion miles of vehicle travel annually
  • * Plows about 6 million lane miles each year
  • * Spends $69 million annually on snow removal
  • * Keeps over 35 mountains passes open year-round
  • * Monitors 278 of 522 avalanche paths
  • * Administers about $11 million in federal grants for transit operators and $41 million in federal aviation grants for airports
  • * Manages over $5 million in federal grants for safe driving programs
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