March 01, 2022
- Enola, PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) discussed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) as well as local-governments' road and bridge needs and investment options.PennDOT has also committed $455.9 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges, approximately 1 percent more than last year. "We have the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and the locally owned roadway network is even larger," PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Planning Larry Shifflet said. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's bridge funding will help with some local bridges, but we need to leverage all available state and local-funding solutions to help our municipalities."There are 120,596 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania. Some 2,560 municipalities manage an estimated 78,000 linear miles of roadway and more than 6,600 bridges longer than 20 feet.