Transportation department names regional traffic and safety engineer

Zane Znamenacek has been appointed traffic and safety program engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Region 3, an area of Northwestern Colorado that includes Mesa County.

“I am excited to work with regional partners and local governments to find ways to develop projects that will improve highway safety in Western Colorado,” he said.

Znamenacek previously worked as operations engineer in the CDOT traffic office.

He brings to his latest position more than 11 years of experience in design and highway construction. He also has worked on several environmental impact and assessment projects and has been involved in research efforts to improve safety and traffic operations. He joined CDOT in 1999 as a project engineer.