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Fixing California's roads: Caltrans puts winter storms damage at almost $900 million

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Thursday is the day Governor Jerry Brown set to pass his $52 billion dollar road repair proposal.

No word yet on where it stands but the urgency to fix California's roads is more pressing than ever. After winter storms left highways and streets riddled with potholes and massive cracks.

The current price tag for a fix? 

$866 million dollars.

That's according to a CalTrans assessment of California's roads, which have been ravaged by winter storms. But that number is expected to go up. Reporter Ben Christopher has been writing about this for CalMatters. He spoke to A Martinez about where California roads were hit the hardest, how Governor Brown's road repair plan stacks up against the actual needs that CalTrans has highlighted and more.

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