Unincorporated Dade County

Here's How the Money will be Spent

The following are Projects and Purposes to be funded from the proceeds of the 2018 Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST), the estimated dollar amounts allocated for each transportation purpose, the schedule for distribution of fund, and the priority and order in which the TSPLOST net proceeds will be allocated:

The proceeds are estimated based upon historical collection of SPLOST for the last 15 years that includes a negative 1 percent growth rate due to declining sales tax revenues. The 1 percent T-SPLOST would be collected for a period of time not to exceed five years and for the raising of not more than an estimated amount of $7,750,000 for transportation purposes.

Resolution R-13-18, Call for Referendum

Assuming Dade County collects 0.75% of tax and Trenton collects 0.25% of tax, Trenton (population 2,238) will collect $387,500 in 2018 and $1.937 million over the five years and Dade County (population 13,981) will collect $1.16 million this year and $5.812 million over five years. (Click here for a handout with exact amounts)

One of the many projects is a new interstate exit that will keep semi trucks out of Trenton's small town square when drivers try to get to the industrial park, resulting in a safer city, particularly for school children.

Congestion Relief: $170,000

  • Construction of I-59 Exit North of Trenton (Phase 1)
  • Construction of I-59 Connector Highway (Phase 1)

Bridges: $300,000

Economic Development: $265,000

  • Roadway Infrastructure
  • Future site studies

Public Works Equipment: $475,000

  • Striper (middle/edge lines/reflectors)
  • Bush-axe
  • Bobcat Skid Steer
  • Dump Truck

Quick Response Projects: $121,000

  • All County roads

Operations: $150,000

  • Lighting I-24 Wildwood Exit
  • Lighting I-59 Rising Fawn Exit

Maintenance and Safety Requirements: $4,177,500

  • Resurfacing County Roads
  • Adaptive Traffic Signals
  • New sidewalks along Hwy. 136 East to connect Trail-way
  • Lookout Lake Dam atop County Road

Pedestrian / Bike Improvement: $112,000

  • Development of Bike Paths and Walking Trails (Phase 1, County’s portion of Industrial Development Park)
  • Lookout Creek Access Points
  • Bikeway & Pedestrian Multi-Use Routes

Streetscape: $42,000

Intergovernmental Agreement passed by Dade County and the City of Trenton Commissioners