Pavement Preservation / MSTU Road Paving Programs

Pavement Preservation

App showing pavement projects by year
Click on the map to view the Interactive Pavement Preservation Application

Pavement preservation is completed to protect the base material of our roads and minimize pavement issues, such as potholes or rutting. Most importantly, pavement preservation allows the County to stretch taxpayer dollars further by providing a greater return on investment.

For every $1 spent on pavement preservation, we’ll save an estimated $6 to $10 or more in future reconstruction costs. By resurfacing at the right time, we can extend the life of the pavement at a much lower cost than reconstructing the roadway at a later date. See pavement condition rating scale.

Pavement preservation projects are also socially responsible and ecologically sustainable, utilizing fewer non-renewable resources than reconstruction projects and causing fewer traffic delays with shorter duration projects.

spending money on maintenance earlier in pavement save money overall

Roadways are selected based on condition inspection, location groupings and the right timing to apply treatment before the roadway needs more expensive reconstruction measures.

The funding source for pavement preservation is the Penny for Pinellas.

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Municipal Services Taxing Unit Roadway Program

The Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) Roadway Program addresses roadways that don’t currently meet County design standards.

These roadways are being improved under the MSTU Roadway Program, which was re-funded in Fiscal Year 2014. Staff are now reassessing categories and reprioritizing each of the County’s MSTU roadways.

  • Category I: Roadways that require little to no engineering or prep work and can easily be paved.
  • Category II: Roadways that require roadway widening to reach the standard minimum width, some engineering, possible permitting and prep work. 
  • Category III: Roadways that require extensive design work, permitting, utility work and possible right-of-way acquisition.

Roadways are selected for paving based on condition inspection, location groupings and the right timing to apply treatment before the roadway needs more expensive reconstruction measures.

The funding source for Municipal Services Taxing Unit Roadway Program is the General Fund.