The Power of Drone Footage

The scope of a big project is easier for residents to grasp if they can see it. That’s why the Lake County, Ill., DOT used a drone to record progress on a two-year, $53-million, 1.5-mile widening project. “We got a promotional video as well as a 3D model of the underpass section,” says Planning Department Project Manager Darrell Kuntz, PE. The agency’s thinking of using a drone to video intersections with safety or congestion issues to aid in project development.