From staff reports
Area counties will benefit from more than $32.2 million distributed to them from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s $487.5 million in liquid fuels payments.
The payments help certified municipalities maintain roads and bridges.
The breakdown of what area counties received, according to a PennDOT news release, are as follows: Venango, $3,723,621.96; Clarion, $3,458,596.27; Forest, $661,497.39; Crawford, $6,381,289.92; Jefferson, $3,441,411.59; Mercer, $6,194,754.26; and Butler, $8,364,754.37.
According to the release, there are 120,596 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania – 73,037 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.
“We have the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and there are even more locally owned roads and bridges,” Acting PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “These investments help keep our communities safe and connected.”
For the complete list of local payments, log onto penndot.gov, go to “Doing Business,” click on “Local Government” and then click on “Liquid Fuels.”