Project 2A

Cañon City voters approved a 1% increase in the City sales tax rate during the November 2016 election. The revenue generated from this sales tax will:

  • Cannot be spent on increasing internal government spending
  • Solely be used by law for the purposes of repairing, reconstructing, and maintaining the streets in our City
  • Will be subject to an independent audit and report that will be openly available to the public
  • Will sunset in ten years

Road Quality

Based on a pavement study:

  • 67% (66 miles) of City streets are beyond basic repair and maintenance and require repair or complete reconstruction
  • 8% (8 miles) are in fair condition
  • 25% (25 miles) are satisfactory to excellent and only require on-going maintenance

As a result, Cañon City’s streets have a very poor Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating of 37 while the national average is 66.

Intended Repairs

Cañon City has a current and detailed strategic plan to repair and reconstruct our streets up to national standards. The 1% sales tax increase will generate a $3.5 million per year fund exclusively dedicated to contracting out street repair and replacement projects in Cañon City.

2017 to 2019 Construction Updates

The most recent update to this information was made on May 6, 2019.

  1. 2019
  2. 2018
  3. 2017

Overview

  • Total Available Funds Amount: $5,800,000
  • Total Length of Street: 3.3 Centerline Miles

Streets Planned for Reconstruction

  • 12th Street - College Avenue to Royal Gorge Boulevard
  • Forge Road - Bellows Court to Evelyn Drive
  • Harding Avenue - 5th Street to 9th Street
  • Main Street - 9th Street to 14th Street
  • Meadows Avenue - 10th Street to 12th Street
  • Myrtle Avenue - S 4th Street to S 7th Street
  • S 4th Street - Ellsworth Avenue to Dalmatian Drive