Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg prepared statistics about road paving in the county between 2010 and 2016 to present to the BOCC on 1/10/17.
His presentation explains that when 51% of the citizens in an area are in favor of road paving, a proposal can go in front of the Hernando County BOCC for an MSBU road paving program. The county shares ⅓ of the costs.
Another way to get roads paved in the county is through the Surface Treatment Program, which is used for county collector roads or short-cuts. The county considers the densities of homes in an area, the number of cross streets and traffic volume.
There is approximately 1600 miles of maintained roadways in the county including 1,212 miles of paved roads, 318 miles of unpaved roads, 38 miles of emergency roads. There is also 633 miles of roadway maintained by other agencies, including FDOT, COB, Airport, School Board, Forestry and Private.