Municipalities throughout Lower Bucks will be the beneficiaries of a state program to help fund road maintenance in Pennsylvania. PennDOT is giving out $500.7 million to the Keystone State as part of the Liquid Fuels Program.
Sixteen townships and boroughs in Lower Bucks applied for the funding for 2019 and money is granted based on population and miles of road. The region will receive roughly $9,649,348, almost half of the county’s total.
“Pennsylvania has the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and the locally owned network is even larger,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards. “Mobility and safety on all our state’s roadways is critical.”
Towns can use the funds on new construction, reconstruction, and general upkeep for public roadways. Additionally, 20 percent of the funds may be used to purchase major equipment. For example, Bristol Township can spend $332,212.79 on milling machines and similar tech.
A full list of funds granted to Lower Bucks municipalities is available below.
- Bristol – $1,661,063.89
- Bensalem – $1,680,501.90
- Lower Makefield – $1,101,499.32
- Lower Southampton – $603,933.83
- Middletown – $1,370,886.73
- Newtown – $611,209.38
- Warminster – $990,043.82
- Warrington – $748,034.26
- Bristol – $261,939.18
- Hulmeville – $27,178.86
- Langhorne – $91,092.62
- Morrisville – $260,909.30
- Newtown – 73,602.84
- Penndel – $63,723.09
- Tullytown – $59,262.77
- Yardley – $71,643.62