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 2021 Construction Updates

The most recent update to this information was made on March 1, 2021.

TOTALS 2017-2020

  • Total Street Cost: $15.8M
  • Total Tons of Asphalt: 66,015 TONS
  • Total Area of Pavement: 195,360 Square Yards
  • Total Length of Street: 10.9 Centerline Miles
  • Total Streets completed: 23 Projects
  1. 2021
  2. 2020
  3. 2019
  4. 2018
  5. 2017

Overview

  • Total Available Funds Amount: $3,800,000

Streets Planned for Reconstruction

  • Orchard Ave – Cherry Street to city limit line north of Elizabeth Street
  • N. 10th Street – College Ave to Mystic Ave
  • S. 11th Street – US50 (Royal Gorge Blvd) to Main Street 
  • Allison Ave – Yale Place to 15th Street
  • N. 8th Street – Fairview Ave to Barr Ave
  • Evelyn Drive – Shiloh Drive to Tanner Parkway
  • Harding Ave – 5th Street to 9th Street