2A Sales Tax Ballot Initiative Road Projects

News Release Date
Back to News

In 2023, voters approved a 1% increase to the Town’s sales and use tax rate which created designated funding for road and street improvements. This tax went into effect January 1, 2024, and projects utilizing these funds will begin within the 2024 calendar year.

About the Tax

Eaton community members voted to pass Ballot Issue 2A in the 2023 November election. The approved measure means the Town of Eaton began collecting a 1% Sales and Use Tax to be used as a dedicated street fund on January 1, 2024.

The tax is estimated to produce $1,575,000 annually. This tax will be used to maintain, construct, and restore streets, sidewalks, and related infrastructure such as curbs and gutters, storm drainage, ADA accessibility, roadway widening, and safety improvements. 

2024 Projects

The Town identified several high-priority streets based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The Town has budgeted the following projects in 2024. 

  • WCR 39 (S Christensen Ave) from E Collins to the south limit of Town
    • Anticipated construction start: May
    • Anticipated construction end: July
  • Mill and overlay on portions of Town roads (exact segments still being determined)
    • Anticipated construction: June-July 

Future Projects

The Town has identified other priority roads throughout Eaton based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). While there is no current construction plans for these roads, we anticipate making improvements in 2025 to the following areas: 

  • Fifth Street
  • Fourth Street Road
  • Second Street Road
  • First Street
road construction map by year


Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

PCI chart

The Town of Eaton completed a Pavement Management Report in 2022 to understand the overall condition of our transportation system and identify top road issues. PCI values provide an indication of the surface conditions and structural integrity of pavement. The 0 to 100 PCI range is commonly divided into various categories using descriptive terms. The Town’s roadways were found to be in fair condition with an average PCI of 60. With the approved sales and use tax, the Town will be able to slowly improve our overall PCI score.