The Colorado Department of Transportation is honoring fallen employees Thursday at 2 p.m.

Fifty-nine employees who lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored.

The ceremony is part of CDOT's annual Remembrance Day and is being held in conjunction with the recent proclamation from Governor John Hickenlooper, recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week.

In 2014, there were ten work zone fatalities in Colorado, seven in 2015 and one to date in 2016.

However, nearly 85 percent of construction zone crashes are drivers or their passengers. More than 600 people are killed nationally and another 37,000 injured in work zone crashes every year. This is an average of seven motorists and one highway worker killed on any given five-day work week.

The Remembrance Day ceremony will be at the CDOT Headquarters at 4201 East Arkansas Ave, in southeast Denver.

Family and coworkers will unveil a CDOT memorial honoring David Morris, a CDOT employee who died in a crash on US Highway 50 in Monarch Pass in 2015.

David Morris.

"Dave was a do-er and just a tremendous man," David Vialpando, a CDOT Maintenance Superintendent, said after the crash in 2015. "Everyone has a story about David; he was that type of coworker and friend. He touched everyone he knew."