Pottstown, Pottsgroves Reap Liquid Fuels Cash

HARRISBURG PA – Limerick and Upper Providence townships will reap larger benefits, but most western Montgomery County municipalities are again getting financial help to maintain local roads and bridges thanks to a local distribution of more than $6.39 million in state liquid fuels tax gross allocations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported Tuesday (March 12, 2019).

Almost 73,000 miles of roads statewide that are owned by municipalities are annually eligible for liquid fuels money. The payment formula is based on a municipality’s population and miles of locally-owned roads, the agency stated.

Checks distributing the tax funds, collected on liquid fuels like gasoline and diesel sold within the state, were mailed March 1 (Friday). The overall amount distributed statewide grew this year by 2.49 percent over 2018, it added.

“Pennsylvania has the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and the locally owned network is even larger,” department Secretary Leslie S. Richards observed.

In the greater Pottstown area, and east

Recipient townships and boroughs, and their amounts were:

  • Pottstown Borough, $651,949;
  • Lower Pottsgrove, $359,940;
  • West Pottsgrove, $120,504;
  • Upper Pottsgrove, $194,082;
  • New Hanover, $426,018;
  • Douglass, $402,126;
  • Limerick, $647,673;
  • Upper Providence, $703,935;
  • Royersford Borough, $132,082;
  • Collegeville Borough, $145,345; and
  • Trappe Borough, $106,521.

In the Perkiomen and Upper Perkiomen valleys area

Recipient townships and boroughs, and their amounts were:

  • Lower Frederick, $174,601;
  • Upper Frederick, $122,882;
  • Lower Salford, $558,456;
  • Upper Salford, $138,327;
  • Perkiomen, $265,340;
  • Salford, $139,945;
  • Skippack $429,318;
  • Upper Hanover, $312,773;
  • Marlborough, $134,467;
  • Schwenksville Borough, $36,903;
  • Pennsburg Borough, $102,400;
  • East Greenville Borough, $77,374; and
  • Green Lane Borough, $16,255.

Photo by Mikhail Vasilyev via Unsplash, used under a Creative Commons license

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