Fugro has been awarded a multi-year contract by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to perform automated pavement condition surveys across the state. As one of the nation’s largest road networks, the contract will require more than 50,000 lane miles of surveying annually to support efficient road maintenance planning and execution. The contract is active now and will run until September 2024 with options to extend until September 2027.

Fugro will accomplish the work using its 3D Automated Road Analyzer (ARAN) vehicles, equipped with specialised sensors and cameras to meet Caltrans’ specific data needs. Similarly, Fugro’s advanced reporting capabilities will format deliverables to be compatible with Caltrans’ highway performance, pavement management and roadside asset systems. Project data will be disseminated to Caltrans using Fugro’s web-based iVision software, which enables seamless integration of collected data, imagery, GPS information and mapping layers to support fast and informed decision-making for streamlined maintenance activity.

“Fugro is thrilled to have won this long-term contract with Caltrans, a recognised leader in pavement preservation among state departments of transportation,” said Edward Saade, President of Fugro in the US. “I grew up in California and learned to drive on its highways, so I know the importance of ensuring California’s roads are maintained to the highest quality. We look forward to being part of that legacy, helping the state meet its goals for highway safety, efficiency, and sustainability through delivery of our innovative Geo-data solutions.”