2020 Mileage Report Approved for Submission
Published on February 02, 2021
The Weld County Board of Commissioners has approved the 2020 Highway User Tax Fund (HUTF) Annual Mileage and Certification Report. The report, submitted annually to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Department of the Treasury, is used to determine how much funding the county is eligible to receive from the HUTF in the coming year.
A combination of 10 annexations and 44 road projects in 2020 saw a slight change to the amount of roadway Weld County maintains. As of December 31, 2020, the county is responsible for a total of 2,906.02 miles of roads within its transportation system — a reduction of 10.75 miles from 2019. In 2020, Weld County received a total of $10,146,950.60 from the HUTF.
The HUTF was established in state statute in 1953 and is funded by fuel tax, vehicle registration fees, fines related to traffic offenses and various other road charges. The HUTF remains the state’s primary revenue generator for road projects, according to CDOT. Each year, revenue is distributed in three streams and is split between CDOT for projects on state highways, as well as Colorado counties and municipalities.
More information on HUTF distribution can be found on the Colorado Department of the Treasury’s website at https://treasury.colorado.gov/hutf-distributions.