Florida: One promise that’s held up well from Miami-Dade’s transportation tax: road projects

Miami-Dade’s transportation tax may not have expanded Metrorail as advertised or doubled the county’s bus fleet, but it has been a consistent success in delivering on promised road projects.

The county’s plan to spend $7 million from the half-percent sales tax to widen Southwest 137th Avenue would scratch off one of the last major projects on the roadwork list that was pitched to voters during the 2002 referendum.

A county tracker shows 34 of the 38 road projects requested by Miami-Dade commissioners for the 2002 sales-tax referendum are completed or under construction. The rest are listed as discontinued over unexpected circumstances, or merged into other projects.