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:

  • Cannot be spent on increasing internal government spending
  • Will 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 in 2016

Based on a pavement study:

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

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

Road Quality in 2023

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 2022 Construction Updates (as of 12/31/22)

TOTALS 2017-2022

  • Total Street Cost: $18,946,069.00 MILLION
  • Total Tons of Asphalt: 68,000 TONS
  • Total Area of Pavement: 208,450 Square Yards
  • Total Length of Street: 11.23 Centerline Miles
  • Total Streets completed: 25 Projects
  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019
  6. 2018
  7. 2017


  • Total Available Funds Amount: $6,000,000

Streets Planned for Reconstruction

  • Raynolds Ave – Fremont Drive to Pear Street
  • Pear Street – Raynolds Avenue to Field Avenue
  • Fields Avenue – Central Avenue to Pear Street
  • College Avenue – N 3rd Street to N 9th Street
  • Franklin Avenue – N 19th Street to Orchard Avenue


July 2023 Update and Forecast