Engineering (Permits/Projects/Stormwater)

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Project 2A

CFBS_logo_finalReferendum 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 (A) solely be used by law for the purposes of repairing, reconstructing, and maintaining the streets in our City (B) cannot be spent on increasing internal government spending (C) will sunset in ten years and (D) will be subject to an independent audit and report that will be openly available to the public.

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, and 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.

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/year fund exclusively dedicated to contracting out street repair and replacement projects in Cañon City.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATES (as of May 6, 2019)

Total Available Funds Amt: $5,800,000
Total Length of Street: 3.3 Centerline Miles
Streets planned for reconstruction:

  • Main Street – 9th Street to 14th Street
  • 12th Street – College Ave to Royal Gorge Blvd
  • S. 4th Street – Ellsworth Ave to Dalmatian Drive
  • Myrtle Ave – S. 4th Street to S. 7th Street
  • Forge Road – Bellows Ct to Evelyn Drive
  • Meadows Ave – 10th Street to 12th Street
  • Harding Ave – 5th Street to 9th Street

Total Project Contracted Amt: $2,105,062.45
Total Street Cost: $1,694,665.95
Total Water Cost: $257,304.30
Total Design/Survey/Testing: $153,092.20
Total Area of Pavement: 23,248 Square Yards
Total Length of Street: 1.2 Centerline Miles
Streets completed:

  • Field Ave – High Street to Central Ave
  • Park Ave – S. 9th Street to S. 12th Street

Total Project Cost: $9,052,492.02
Total Street Cost: $7,454,079.52
Total Water Cost: $1,533,702.50
Total Stormwater Cost: $64,710.00
Total Area of Pavement: 94,079 Square Yards
Total Length of Street: 6.2 Centerline Miles
Streets completed:

  • Greenwood Ave – 15th Street to 16th Street
  • 16th Street – Franklin Ave to Main Street
  • Yale Place – College Ave to Harding Ave
  • Mariposa Drive – Temple Canyon Road to Ptarmigan Trail
  • S. 1st Street – New York Ave to Temple Canyon Road
  • Orchard Ave – E. Main Street to US50
  • E. Main Street – Rainbow Drive to Berry Parkway
  • S. 10th Street – Main Street to Royal Gorge Blvd
  • South Street – Field Ave to end of school zone
  • Main Street – 15th Street to 16th Street
  • Fairview Ave – 5th Street to 10th Street
  • Whipple Ave – 5th Street to 10th Street
  • Washington Street – 5th Street to 9th Street
  • Steinmeier Ave – E. Main Street to City Limit

Street Improvement Fund for the Year Ended December 31, 2017

Independent Auditor's Report
Street Improvement Fund
Statement of Revenues and Expenditures


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