The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute nearly $466.2 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities March 1 to help maintain roads and bridges. This distribution marks a $20.9 million, or five percent, increase over the $445.3 million distributed in 2016.
Liquid fuels allocations are annual payments to municipalities to help pay for expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are 120,091 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania, with 72,856 of those 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.
Abington-area municipalities will receive gross allocations as follows:
Waverly Township: $63,723.34
Glenburn Township: $51,211.70
La Plume Township: $22,916.89
Newton Township: $142,385.52
North Abington Township: $46,270.42
Ranson Township: $71,169.69
South Abington Township: $292,488.13
West Abington Township: $22,216.45
Clarks Green Borough: $47,337.79
Clarks Summit Borough: $172,203.46
Dalton Borough: $48,879.87
Clinton Township: $73,204.57
Nicholson Township: $109,560.41
Factoryville Borough: $36,639.18
Nicholson Borough: $$24,760.95
To be counted as 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 miles per hour.