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PennDOT Says More Money is Available for Roadwork

 

PennDOT's annual distributions assist with municipalities' highway and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are 120,039 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania. There are 72,992 miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

"Pennsylvania has the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and the locally owned network is even larger," PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. "Mobility and safety on all our state's roadways is critical, which is why Governor Wolf has proposed Restore Pennsylvania to improve roadways in all our communities."

The March 1 distribution marked a $11.7 million, or 2.4 percent, increase over the $489 million distributed in 2018. Act 89 of 2013 made more funding available for locally owned roadways. Before the law, municipalities received $320.8 million in liquid fuels payments.

PennDOT's annual distributions assist with municipalities' highway and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are 120,039 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania. There are 72,992 miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels. The formula for payments is based on a municipality's population and miles of locally-owned roads.

To be eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements, and be able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 mph.

Annually, a municipality may use 20 percent of its Net Allocation for the purchase of major equipment.

Net allocations (20 percent of allocations in parentheses) for area boroughs and townships in Blair County are as follows:

Duncansville Borough: $46,258 ($9,2521); Hollidaysburg Borough: $190,396 ($38,079); Martinsburg Borough: $64,559 ($12,911); Newry Borough: $8,889 ($1,777); Roaring Spring Borough: $$83,263 ($16,652); Williamsburg Borough: $40,358 ($8,071); Catharine Township: $48,983 ($9,796); Freedom Township: $151,295 ($30,259); Greenfield Township: $160,855 ($32,171); Huston Township: $84,645 ($16,929); North Woodbury Township: $123,015 ($24,603); Taylor Township: $120,996 ($24,199); and Woodbury Township: $138,812 ($27,762).

Net allocations (20 percent of allocations in parentheses) for area boroughs and townships in Bedford County are as follows:

Everett Borough: $72,377 ($14,467); Hopewell Borough: $11,599 ($2,319); Woodbury Borough: $8,479 ($1,695); Bloomfield Township: $55,699 ($11,139); Hopewell Township: $119,986 ($23,997); Kimmel Township: $76,272 ($15,254): South Woodbury Township: $113,182 ($22,636); and Woodbury Township: $95,589 (19,117).

 

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