CDOT Transportation Commissioner Sidny Zink hosted this event in Southwestern Colorado with CDOT Regional Transportation Director Mike McVaugh. Topics included recent and upcoming projects in the area, key initiatives for this region and funding. McVaugh provided updates on several key projects including US 491 in Cortez and US 17 between Alamosa and Harper. Commissioner Zink spoke about the Red Mountain rock fall which closed US 550 between Ouray and Silverton for nearly a month. More than 40 CDOT crew members and two dozen contracted staff were involved at various stages of the emergency mitigation project. This dangerous work was completed safely without any accidents or injuries.