PennDOT releases $500.7 million in liquid fuel taxes for local road and bridge work
Let the pothole patching crews roll.
Officials at PennDOT said the state has forwarded liquid fuels taxes totaling $38.57 million to municipalities in Allegheny County and another $15 million to Westmoreland County communities as part of the March 1 distribution of $500.7 million statewide for road and bridge maintenance and snow removal.
That’s about $6,859 for each of the 72,992 miles of municipally owned roadways in the state. PennDOT officials said the formula for payments is based on a combination of a municipality’s population and miles of locally owned roads.
In Westmoreland County, the top five liquid fuels tax recipients were: Hempfield, $1.6 million, North Huntingdon, $1.1 million, Unity, $929,468. Murrysville, $820,899 and Penn Township, $715,714.
In Allegheny County, Pittsburgh topped the list at $9.1 million, followed by Penn Hills, $1.2 million, Bethel Park, $1 million, Monroeville, $896,274 and Plum, $875,900.
Total liquid fuel tax receipts communities in surrounding counties will be able to tap for road projects include: $4.82 million in Armstrong County, $6.75 million in Beaver County, $8.59 million in Butler County; $6.93 million in Fayette County and $9.95 million in Washington County.
Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 412-320-7996, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .