Minimizing Injury Risk around Gas Lines

  Delmarva Power (an Exelon Company) claims to be, “dedicated to providing education and assistance to customers and excavators regarding safe excavation around underground gas and electric lines” and they clearly are. Many urban areas of Delaware have at least...

LTAP Turns 40

On December 23rd, the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) will kinda sorta turn 40.   It was in 1981 that then-President Reagan signed the bill that established the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP).  In 1991, the program was expanded to include urban...

Extending Pavement Life with Slurry Seal

Mill, pave, watch the road deteriorate, wait a couple years longer, and when the complaints hit a cacophony, mill it and pave again.  Rinse and repeat.  Surely, there must be a better way. Well, you know there is.  There is an entire pavement preservation toolbox at...

A New Twist on Hard Hats

There’s a new hard hat in town, and “it’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.”  Translation – don’t confuse it with the hard hat you know.  Engineering News Record explains it as well as we could in their October article, but in essence, you may start seeing hard hats...

Impaired Driving – a Focus Area of the Delaware SHSP

Drug and alcohol impairment continue to cause severe injuries and fatalities from crashes on Delaware highways (indeed, between 2015 and 2019, impaired driving was a factor in 30% of fatalities and 16% of serious injuries), and so it continues to be a battleground...