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More Fuel Tax Due For Municipal Road Repairs

HARRISBURG PA – Limerick, Royersford, Collegeville and Trappe collectively stand to receive more than $960,000 in liquid fuels tax payments from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this year to help them maintain locally owned roads and bridges, the department said Monday (Feb. 27, 2017). The state’s anticipated payout of $466 million in tax revenues to eligible municipalities represents an increase of about 5 percent over last year, it estimated.

The amounts will be sent to municipalities Wednesday (March 1), according to PennDOT.

Limerick Township’s net allocation of the tax, the amount expected after the state covers its cost of bridge inspections, was cited by PennDOT as $603,491; for Royerford Borough, $123,035; Collegeville, $134,390; and Trappe, $99,329.

The state reports there are 120,091 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania, with 72,856 of those miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels money. Its formula for payments is based on a municipality’s population and the number of miles of locally-owned roads. Limerick has 84.96 road miles; Royersford, 11.20; Collegeville, 13.13; and Trappe, 10.92, it added.

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