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See How Much Newtown-Area Municipalities Will Receive In State Liquid Fuels Payments


Credit: State of PA

Newtown-area municipalities are slated to get more than $1 million in PennDOT liquid fuels payments this year.

According to PennDOT data from late January, the state has pledged $500.7 million in payments around the Keystone state this year. Checks were sent to towns this month.

Below is how much local towns will get: 

  • Newtown Borough – $73,602.84
  • Newtown Township – $611,209.38
  • Upper Makefield – $345,770.57
  • Wrightstown – $130,414.28

The liquid fuels payments can only be used for work on certain locally-maintained roadways. The roads must meet certain dimension requirements and safety standards.

In total, the state is spending $11.7 million more than last year on funds that will help municipalities maintain roads and bridges in 2019.

Pennsylvania has the fifth-largest state-maintained roads system in the nation. The network of local roads in the state is even larger and comes in at 72,992 miles, according to PennDOT data. 


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001