CDOT testing use of data collecting drones in Grand Junction

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing the use of drones, for collecting survey data in Grand Junction.

Before a construction project, CDOT must have accurate traffic counts, road measurements, and other important data to ensure a new road or improvements are designed correctly for a location.

Usually, CDOT employees or contractors must visit the site of a potential project and collect that information in person, but to improve accuracy and worker safety, CDOT is testing using a
drone and imaging equipment to collect survey data.

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