The condition of California's highways is improving.
Those are the latest findings of the CalTrans pavement survey.
Spokesman Mark Dinger says Right now our poor pavement is only 16 percent of their entire system -- that's down 9 percent from last year and one of the best readings the agency has had in the past ten years.
The roads get pounded a lot, he says, so it's imperative that the department does what it can to keep the roads in good condition. And part of that is through preventative work.
Dinger says every dollar spent on maintenance saves taxpayers $11 in the long run.