Boroughs and municipalities in the Abingtons are among those that will receive a grant to help upkeep of area roads. State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) announced that communities across Lackawanna County are the recipients of $7.48 million in liquid fuels payments to help with the maintenance of roads and bridges.

The funding is part of a $487.5 million investment through PennDOT’s annual municipal liquid fuels distributions. The payments to municipalities are based on a municipality’s population and miles of locally-owned roads.

The following list includes the net allocation of liquid fuels payments for municipalities across Lackawanna County:

• Scranton City: $2,320,105

• Carbondale City: $264,540

• Waverly Township: $66,549

• Benton Township: $141,029

• Carbondale Township: $37,312

• Clifton Township: $43,682

• Covington Township: $127,921

• Elmhurst Township: $46,620

• Fell Township: $98,055

• Glenburn Township: $53,475

• Greenfield Township: $141,572

• Jefferson Township: $164,996

• La Plume Township: $23,931

• Thornhurst Township: $26,125

• Madison Township: $121,778

• Newton Township: $150,017

• North Abington Township: $45,992

• Ransom Township: $71,831

• Roaring Brook Township: $123,056

• Scott Township: $210,649

• South Abington Township: $305,509

• Spring Brook Township: $146,985

• West Abington Township: $23,184

• Archbald Borough: $253,378

• Blakely Borough: $205,173

• Clarks Green Borough: $49,445

• Clarks Summit Borough: $179,859

• Dalton Borough: $51,042

• Dickson City Borough: $192,057

• Dunmore Borough: $443,376

• Jermyn Borough: $75,624

• Jessup Borough: $155,164

• Mayfield Borough: $58,733

• Moosic Borough: $205,044

• Moscow Borough: $72,780

• Old Forge Borough: $284,252

• Olyphant Borough: $162,677

• Taylor Borough: $172,801

• Throop Borough: $123,792

• Vandling Borough: $21,151

Blake noted that municipalities can use 20% of their annual net allocation of these funds for the purchase of new equipment for maintenance and upkeep of local roads and bridges.

In order to be eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements and be able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 miles per hour.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.