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.