Public Works

Streets Sales Tax History

The first streets sales tax went into effect on January 1, 1999 and supported projects through 2003. It was renewed for five more years, and again in 2007 which will help fund projects through 2019. Below are a few of the highlights made possible over the years by the revenue generated from this tax.

line chart - Road conditions vs. Sales Tax

How is Road Condition or the Pavement Condition Index determined?
The City periodically uses an objective third party to evaluate the condition of all public streets. Each street earns a score on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) between 0 and 100 that is used to indicate the general condition of a pavement. Streets to be repaired each year are chosen based on their overall PCI rating and the amount of traffic each street carries. The highest traffic streets with the worst conditions are the highest priorities.

  • January 1999 – December 2003
    • Overlaid 35% of City streets
    • All streets identified for overlay were completed in 4 years and under budget. Approx. 50 additional miles of streets were added in the final year.
    • Replaced six bridges
    • Added storm sewers, curb improvements, gutters, and sidewalks along Salisbury from 24 Hwy to Dickinson.
    • Repaired and resurfaced Noland Road from 23rd to 35th

  • Jan 1, 2004 – Dec 31, 2008 (5 years)
    • Overlaid 200 miles of streets
    • Replaced eight bridges
    • Replaced 2.3 miles of medians
    • Reconstructed Santa Fe/McCoy Street from 23rd St to Santa Fe Park including curbs, sidewalks & storm sewers
    • Completed 12 Safety projects (median placement, added turn lanes, signal modifications, intersection modifications)

  • Jan 1, 2009 – Dec. 31, 2019
    (Please note the numbers below denote totals at the end of the 11 year period)
    • Overlaid nearly 400 miles of streets
    • Replaced two bridges and two culverts
    • Street improvements at 13 locations
    • Safety improvements at six locations & school zone signalization replacements
    • Completed new sidewalks to schools at seven locations
    • Completed new sidewalks to parks at seven locations
    • Completed 70 alley rehabilitations
    • One maintenance crew funded for snow removal

streets sales tax pie chart

For a detailed breakdown of expenditures, please click here.