April 2023 is Safe Digging Month



Safe Digging Month is an awareness initiative sponsored by Pennsylvania 811 for the month of April. Traditionally outdoor projects start in the spring. Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month serves as a reminder to all excavators and homeowners to contact 811 at least three business days before you dig, so that the approximate location of their underground utility lines can be identified and marked by facility owners. The contact 811 before you dig process helps to prevent injuries, property damage, and inconvenient utility outages. INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS WITH FEDERAL FUNDING  Repair and rebuild roads and bridges – Pennsylvania will receive $11.3 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $1.6 billion for bridge replacement and repairs  Improve health, sustainable transportation options - $2.8 billion over five years to improve public transportation including improvements and expansion across the state  Connect every Pennsylvanian to reliable high-speed internet - $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the commonwealth  Prepare more of our infrastructure for impactful events - $49 million over five years to protect against wildfires, $26 million to protect against cyber-attacks, $3.5 billion investment in weatherization to reduce energy costs for families  Deliver clean drinking water - $1.4 billion over five years to improve water infrastructure  Improve commonwealth airports - $355 million over five years

Event Date: 

April 1, 2023 (All day) to April 30, 2023 (All day)