Feds say highways, bridges improved in 2004

| 3/8/2007

The Federal Highway Administration has just released its report on the condition of the nation's roads and bridges during 2004.

The survey concludes that both highways and bridges were in slightly better shape in '04 than they were in 2002.

The 2004 survey found that 44 percent of the roads studied provided "good" ride quality - up from 40 percent two years earlier.

In an unrelated but similar report, the Missouri Department of Transportation found that smoother highway surfaces studied on Interstate 70 result in fuel savings of nearly 2.5 percent for heavy trucks.