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CDOT Crews to Display Equipment in Louisville Touch-A-Truck Event Tomorrow

May 31, 2013 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Event is free to the public.

BOULDER COUNTY — Tomorrow, Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will participate in the Louisville Touch-A-Truck event at the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center (address is 900 W. Via Appia, Louisville). The event is free to the public.

CDOT will have four pieces of equipment on display, including a tandem snowplow, street sweeper, tractor trailer spray tanker, and motorgrader. CDOT maintenance staff will be volunteering at the event to help answer questions about CDOT’s maintenance efforts throughout the year, which focus on keeping our existing infrastructure in the best possible shape to help extend the life of highways and bridges, keep roadways clear of snow and debris, and help motorists get where they need to go safely and efficiently.

Quick Facts:

  • CDOT cares for 23,000+ lane miles of highway across the state
  • We plow about 6 million lane miles of highway each year
  • An average of 2.6 million people travel on Colorado’s highways each day
  • CDOT and Colorado’s highways enable 27.9 billion miles of vehicle travel annually (a 57% increase since 1990)

To learn more about summer Cone Zone efforts, visit www.coloradodot.info/programs/cone-zone. CDOT also uses a wide variety of products, tools, and equipment to keep roadways open and safe before, during, and after snow storms each winter. Motorists can learn more about CDOT’s snow removal services by visiting www.coloradodot.info/travel/winter-driving.

To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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