Monday, March 24, 2014

Caltrans Pavement at Healthiest Level in More than a Decade

Workers repair pavement on I-5.
Just in case you missed the recently released 2013 State of the Pavement Report, we’ll save you a read and give you the gist: the pavement condition on California’s highways is at its healthiest level in more than a decade.

Details: The percent of healthy pavement on the state highway system increased from 75 to 84 percent from 2011 to 2013 – an increase of 4,500 lane miles of smoother pavement.

Caltrans maintains its aging state highway system even while it carries nearly 35 million vehicles. Each year, the department surveys the condition of its pavement to determine how much of the system needs maintenance.

Annual maintenance needs far outpace dependable funding, but Caltrans works to stretch every dollar by using high-tech strategies, recycling, and innovative treatments to make pavement last longer and to preserve the environment.

Want more pavement info? Read the press release here and the 2013 State of the Pavement Report here.