Innovative Thinking: Delaware Begins Investing $4B into State Infrastructure

Lighthouse Road constructionAcross the country, the need for new roads and bridges and extensive maintenance of the existing ones is never abated. For Delaware, traffic cones and barrels will be a common sight as the state has taken the first step in investing in this crucial part of their infrastructure by updating their Capital Transportation Plan for 2020-2025, adding 16 new projects to their CTP FY20 thru FY25 SPEND PLAN.

Pennsylvania Turnpike constructionAccording to an article written by Mark Fowser of WDEL titled “Roads, rails and buses are part of $4B Delaware capital transportation plan“:

Governor John Carney and Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan have outlined a six-year Capital Transportation Program through Fiscal Year 2025. Some of the projects are already underway.

“These are investments in modernizing our transportation system statewide,” Carney said. “It’s the kind of smart infrastructure investment that will create jobs, address congestion and really help our efforts to promote economic growth across the state.”

Gary ThurmanAs Delaware begins looking several years ahead as it allocates investments into highways and transit as part of a $4 billion plan, MA Engineering Consultants, Inc. (MAEC) has become a player in this area of the country under the guidance of Gary Thurman, PLS ( in our Towson, MD office. Currently, MAEC is

  • Part of the with Whitman, Requardt & Associates (WRA) selected team for the SR 24 Connector Bypass at Millsboro to provide field survey support (topographic data collection and metes & bounds surveys)
  • On the Wagman Civil/JMT selected team for the DelDOT Claymont Transit Center providing Level A & B SUE services.