Paso Robles has four new roadwork projects underway that are partially funded by money from the city’s half-percent sales tax increase. Grants and other city funds also are being spent.
A west-side project on 12th Street includes upgrading an old sewer main (using sewer funds), installing disabled access curb ramps at 16 locations, repaving, fixing gaps in sidewalks and other work.
On the city’s east side, repairs to Jackson Drive, Walnut Drive and Shannon Hill Drive (all off Union Road) will include grinding and repaving them and adding a new cross-gutter at Shannon Hill and Walnut.
In 2012, the city’s voters approved the sales tax increase for road repairs. Shoppers in Paso Robles pay an 8 percent sales tax with the new measure in place.
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The increase began in spring 2013 and is estimated to bring in $3.5 million annually for 12 years.