Get to know more about our Colorado roads and how they are taken care of this weekend throughout the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting "Open Roads" where you can learn all about the job they do for all of us. 

The events will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The events will be held at the following locations:

  • Western Slope: Cabela’s, Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. 6 & 50, Grand Junction
  • Southwest Colorado: Wal-Mart, 1155 S. Camino Del Rio, Durango
  • Denver area: Cabela’s, 10670 Cabela Drive, Lone Tree
  • Southeast Colorado: Safety Jam, Pueblo City Park, 800 Goodnight Avenue, Pueblo
  • Northeast Colorado: Car Show, Old Town Fort Collins

Apart from learning about CDOT, they will have other activities for the family:

  • Paint snowplow blades (children only).
  • Acquire information regarding road construction this summer.
  • View information about traffic metering, Express Lanes, safety metering and other topics of interest to the traveling public.
  • Obtain information about potential career opportunities at CDOT
  • Take a pledge to drive distraction-free by adding your name to our Drop the Distraction billboard
  • Get car seats checked for proper fit by a certified technician
  • Meet traffic safety advocates from your area to ask questions about Colorado's Graduated Driver's License program and other safety issues.
  • Experience the inside of a Colorado State Patrol vehicle.

Plus at the events in Grand Junction and Denver, there will be a random drawing at the and the winners will be given the opportunity to tour the inside of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels and Hanging Lake Tunnels in Glenwood Canyon next month. CDOT also will be collecting names for the drawing on its Facebook page following the Open Roads event.  The winners and tour date will be announced in early June.

Get out and meet the people that keep our roads drivable this weekend.

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