Pinal County’s Road Maintenance and Improvement Fund provides the essential revenue for transportation projects not only in the county but also in our cities and towns as well. In fact, since its renewal in 2005, the fund has provided over $25 million to the Town of Florence for essential transportation improvements.
One of the key projects funded by the program was chip-sealing Florence’s core area. Beginning in 2016, Florence began a transformative, 5-year journey to revitalize the roads in the heart of Florence.
This area’s roads were in disrepair, but with the support of the Road Maintenance and Improvement Fund, the town has successfully chip-sealed 95% of Florence’s core – spanning over 18 miles. Each chip seal application costs about $250K, a significant portion of which was funded by the existing half-cent excise tax.
This is another example of how the voter-approved funding is about more than just roads. It's about preserving our community and enhancing safety throughout the town.