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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** N.C. Department of Transportation "Roadeo" for Division 9, covering Forsyth, Stokes, Rowan, Davie and Davidson counties
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Comments will be made on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. B-roll/photo availability will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The "Roadeo" is an annual event held in each of the NCDOT's 14 divisions across the state to test the safety awareness and skill level of NCDOT employees who operate heavy equipment. They engage in friendly competition with their co-workers to determine who can best maneuver a dump truck, tractor, backhoe, low-boy trailer or motor grader through obstacle courses or assignments that model real-life scenarios that maintenance crews encounter each day on the job.
The overall goals of the "Roadeo" include helping NCDOT workers advance their skills, emphasizing the importance of safety when operating heavy equipment, fostering a sense of team spirit, and recognizing employees who excel at their jobs.
The Division 9 winner in each category will move on to compete against the winners from other NCDOT divisions in the statewide "Roadeo" in Raleigh this summer at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
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