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Prop 1 is a proposed 0.25% Sales Tax that will benefit transportation. (See Figure 1)
Pavement Management can increase the longevity of a road investment.
Washington City currently has 138.85 miles of paved roads. This has increased on average 4.45 miles per year since 2004. While a new road has an RSL (Remaining Service Life) of 20 years, there are options to extend the RSL of a road. This is done through road treatments, surfacing, patching, and crack sealing and adds six years RSL per treatment to a road.
Pavement preservation pays off in both short and long term. Pavement preservation techniques include nonstructural preventive maintenance surface treatments such as slurry surfacing, crack sealing, chip sealing, micro surfacing, rejuvenation, hot and cold in-place recycling and thin-lift hot-mix asphalt paving
Pavement preservation methods prolong pavement life, avoiding high future costs of reconstruction or rehabilitation.
Experience shows that spending a dollar on pavement preservation can eliminate or delay spending $6 to $10 on future rehabilitation or reconstruction costs.
- Washington County has compiled some good information on their website: washco.utah.gov/departments/commission/proposition-1-gas-tax/
Figure 1: Current and Estimated Revenue: