McDonough County has 180 miles of county roads to mainta
in; 14 miles are seal-coated (oiled and chipped) and 40 miles are hot
-mix asphalts roads.
The McDonough County Board unanimously approved bringing a
referendum to the voters for a sales tax increase of $0.0025 per $
1.00 solely for the improvement costs
incurred of county roads and bridges.
It is estimated the referendum will generate $500,000 to $600,000 per year based on recent sales tax revenue. It will support 40 miles of seal coat annually and put the county back on a normal maintenance cycle, which will allow for additional road improvements eac
Vote YES April 7