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.