The Linn County Secondary Road Department maintains 1,147 miles of roads and 259 bridges. Approximately 378 miles (32 percent) of the road system is hard surfaced (asphalt, concrete or seal coat) and the remaining is rock surfaced.
Local Option Sales Tax
Since 2010, the Linn County Secondary Road Department has received more than $36 million in local option sales tax revenue. These funds have accelerated Linn County’s 5-year construction program by paving 106 miles of roads (30 percent of the paved system), three bridge projects, and three culvert replacement projects. The majority (94 miles) of the paving projects were concrete overlays.
Voters in unincorporated Linn County and the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the Linn County portion of Walford will vote Nov. 2, 2021 on whether to extend the current 1% local option sales tax when it expires in 2024. Read on...