05-11-18 CDOT Hosts 2018 Infrastructure Week with Statewide Events and Tour

CDOT Hosts 2018 Infrastructure Week with Statewide Events and Tour

Events highlight visit state’s critical transportation priorities  

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced events across the state to highlight the importance of infrastructure and transportation to Colorado’s economy and way of life, May 14-18. In conjunction with the National Infrastructure Week, CDOT and its Transportation Commission will join elected officials, community leaders and stakeholders at events to focus on the role of transportation in Colorado’s economy to move people, goods and information safely.  

“Colorado’s economic vitality depends upon a strong, reliable transportation system to deliver goods to market and get people to where they work, live and play. CDOT has a vision for improving our state’s transportation system, including reducing congestion, improving safety and providing mobility options. Our goal is to save lives and make lives better, and ensuring we continue to have enjoy a high quality of life,” said CDOT Executive Director Michael Lewis.

“The state’s population expected to nearly double by 2040, from 5 million to 8 million, and along with a decline in the gas tax, this has created an annual $1 Billion annual shortfall in transportation needs. CDOT’s tour will highlight these unfunded priorities, as well as completed projects that have improved our transportation system.”

About Infrastructure Week:  Infrastructure Week 2018 (May 14-18) is a national week of education and advocacy to draw attention to the importance of infrastructure to our nation’s economy, jobs, communities and future. Learn more at www.infrastructureweek.org

For more information about CDOT, visit www.codot.gov.  Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

Submitted to the BARN by:

Megan Castle
Communications Manager