Road Pavement Management

Picture of recently paved road

OUR PURPOSE

Provide county-wide road inventory and condition assessment, easements and right-of-way (ROW) acquisitions, ROW infrastructure inspections, paving of local/residential, arterial, and collector roads; develop management and maintenance schedules to provide residents with an increased use and enjoyment of their property, improved public health, safety, and welfare considerations; and provide better access for public safety and service vehicles.

Program Maintenance (Collector and Arterial Roadways)

Program Maintenance is funded by the gas tax and Tax Increment Funding, which is included when fuel is purchased within the county. These funds are used to repair local, arterial and collector Roads that are not residential in nature.
Residents are assessed with the county contributing a portion of the project's cost.

Arterial Roads
Roads providing service of relatively continuous and high traffic volume, long average trip length, high operating speed and high mobility importance.
Examples: Little Road, County Line Road, Bruce B Downs Boulevard and County Road 54. 

Collector Roads
Roads providing service of relatively moderate, average traffic volume, trip length and operating speed. These types of roads also collect and distribute traffic between local roads and arterial roads.
Examples: Main Avenue, Decubellis Road, Massachusetts Avenue and Grand Boulevard.

PVAS (Local/Residential Roadways)

The Paving Assessment Program or PVAS is funded by residents who benefit from road rehabilitation. The residents who live on or near a local/residential road being rehabilitated repay the county for the cost of paving their road through a non-ad valorem assessment. 
Property owners can petition the county to be added to the PVAS program schedule or the county may determine that a road in poor condition warrants a county-initiated repaving.
Residents are assessed with the county contributing a portion of the project's cost.

Local Roads
Roads providing service of relatively low average traffic volume and minimal through-traffic movements for access to abutting residential and commercial properties.
Examples: Beacon Hill Drive, Casey Drive, Cedarwood Loop and Center Street.

Local/Residential Road Improvements

Pasco County, like many predominately rural counties throughout the United States and Florida, funds the paving and repaving of the county’s roads by assessing the benefited property owners. Property taxes are not used for road reconstruction, improvements, or maintenance. Instead, these taxes fund parks, libraries, law enforcement, courts, jails, animal control, and a myriad of other county services and offices.

Local or neighborhood streets are paved or repaved under the Special Assessment Ordinance No. 02-17 (PDF). While the county does maintain some limestone roads by grading, the county cannot afford to accept additional unpaved roads for maintenance or pave those that we do maintain.

Maintained Road Mileage

Road mileage in Pasco County is maintained by the following agencies:
Pasco County: 1,953 miles
Homeowner's Association: 839 miles
Private: 647 miles
Federal Department of Transportation: 291 miles
City: 215 miles
Total milage: 3,945 miles (Updated July 30, 2020)

Paving Assessment Account

The money to fund local/residential road improvements comes from the paving assessment account (a revolving fund). The benefited property owners are required to repay the money in order for the paving assessment account to be replenished, ensuring future projects will be possible. The repayment can vary from five to 15 years, depending on the project.

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