CDOT highway engineer Mertes takes new post |

CDOT highway engineer Mertes takes new post

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Peter Mertes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A state highway engineer who has worked on the widening of Highway 82 and other area projects was recently appointed traffic and safety program engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s northwest region.

Peter Mertes had been the resident engineer for CDOT’s Glenwood Springs office for the past 3 1/2 years. He joined CDOT in 1999 as a project engineer and was promoted to resident engineer in April 2005. During his tenure in the Glenwood office, Mertes worked on the widening of Highway 82 between Basalt and Buttermilk, the Grand Avenue paving project in Glenwood Springs and the emergency repair project in the Hanging Lake Tunnel on Interstate 70.

In his new post, Mertes said he will be working with both regional and local jurisdictions, and traveling from both the Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs offices.

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