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Plans to fix roads in unincorporated Pima County over 10 years comes at a price

Posted at 3:18 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 08:57:27-04

Pima County staff has developed a road repair plan that will fix every paved road in unincorporated Pima County within 10 years. 

The big kicker for Pima County residents? Completing the plan in 10 years is contingent on the adoption of a half-cent sales to tax.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Roads in unincorporated Pima County

There are three steps to funding and implementing the plan.

The ordinance is the first of three actions by the Board of Supervisors needed to put the road repair plan into action. The Board is scheduled to consider adoption of the ordinance at its May 15 meeting. 

The resolution, if passed by the board June 19, would enact the sales tax.

The tax wouldn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019, to give businesses time to prepare to collect the tax.

The sales tax is estimated to collect more than $910 million over the 10 years.

Under the proposed distribution formula in the ordinance each municipality would receive:

  • Marana: $54.7 million
  • Oro Valley: $48.8 million 
  • Sahuarita: $25.6 million 
  • South Tucson: $3.8 million 
  • Tucson: $424.2 million 

The Pima County Department of Transportation conducted an inventory of the condition of every paved road in the unincorporated county and developed a plan to fix all of them to at least fair condition within 10 years.

When is your road slated for repair?

The Pima County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room is located in the Pima County Administration Building at 130 West Congress on the 1st Floor. Regular board meetings begin at 9 a.m.