Construction drone ahead: How tech is helping speed up summer roadwork around Pittsburgh

“The contractors are trying to get the jobs done as soon as they can.”

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MJ Slaby

For everyone who hates orange barrels and construction traffic, a Pittsburgh company is using drones to speed up roadwork times and help crews.

Identified Technologies, a Pittsburgh startup, has helped companies in mining to construction to work in landfills use the flying devices and corresponding software to aid their work with analytics and data collection since 2013, according to the company’s website.

Local construction company i+iconUSA is currently using Identified Technologies on several projects in Pennsylvania and Maryland, including Route 219, being built between between Meyersdale and Somerset.