Pavement Improvement Program

In 2016, the City of Milton approved the creation of the local vehicle registration fee, commonly referred to as the “wheel tax,” to allow additional financial capacity for road improvements. The funds collected through the wheel tax are placed into a segregated fund that can only be used for maintenance of existing roads.

The City established a Pavement Improvement Program where staff evaluates the road conditions and availability of funds on an annual basis to determine which roads will be improved in the current year. In order to communicate to the public how these funds are being used, this webpage was created and will be updated as projects are scheduled and / or completed.

If there are any questions about the program or the funding, please contact one of the following individuals:

  • Al Hulick, City Administrator – (608) 868-6900 ext. 6
  • Dan Nelson, Finance Director / Treasurer – (608) 868-6900 ext. 3
  • Howard Robinson, Director of Public Works – (608) 868-6914


  • November 29, 2016 - Local Vehicle Registration Fee approved by the Council at $30 per vehicle.
  • April 2017 - City began collecting Local Vehicle Registration Fee.



  • Streets to be completed: Front Street, Windsor Court, and possibly others depending on bids.
  • Cost: To be determined


  • Streets completed: Capman Street, Community House Parking Lot, Front Street Alley resurfacing, N. Goodrich Park Parking Lot, and Northside Drive. 
  • Cost: $244,376 (includes $143,330 from Local Vehicle Registration Fee)


  • Streets completed: 2nd Lane, Arthur Drive, Bowers Lake Road, Columbus Street, and Merchant Row
  • Cost: $392,037 (includes $109,638 from Local Vehicle Registration Fee)