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DelDOT gets $4M for construction technology

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WILMINGTON – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will receive $4 million for construction technology through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems grant program.DelDot

“No one working to rebuild our roads should have to worry about being in harm’s way on the job,” Senator Carper, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said in a statement. “Thanks to the transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are rebuilding Delaware’s infrastructure in a way that’s smarter, safer, and more resilient. Today’s announcement will go a long way toward helping DelDOT continue improving our roads, highways, and bridges with fewer delays and at lower costs, all while improving worker safety.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created the Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems grant program. With the funding, DelDOT will automate data collection processes that can reduce time spent on labor-intensive and routine activities at worksites while freeing up time for higher-skilled work. By harnessing accurate, real-time data about construction projects, agency inspections, and quality control measures, these enhancements can also reduce workers’ exposure to hazardous worksite conditions and improve the safety of employees and the public traveling through work zones.

“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver for Delawareans, this time by helping our state collect and process accurate data that will help us build and repair roads and bridges more efficiently and save the lives of workers, drivers, and passengers,” Senator Coons said. “DelDOT is at the forefront of using accurate, reliable data to improve the ways the First State builds transportation infrastructure, and these funds will ensure we remain on the cutting edge across the country.”

“Last week, we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – a once-in-a-generation investment in our transportation, clean energy, and broadband infrastructures that I proudly championed in Congress. Since then, DelDOT has been hard at work upgrading our state’s roads, bridges, and highways,”Rep. Blunt Rochester said. “This grant will allow DelDOT to utilize a data-driven approach to increase project efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and safety as they lead the way into the future of transportation infrastructure construction.”

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