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Pa. gas tax funded transportation work outlined

Written by The Associated Press and witf Staff | Aug 14, 2014 11:28 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A new 12-year plan for transportation-related projects in Pennsylvania outlines how the state will spend more than $21 billion generated by higher gasoline taxes and motorist fees.

The State Transportation Commission released the updated plan today that describes how more than $62 billion will be allocated. Just two years ago the 12-year plan involved more than $41 billion in spending.

The highway funding law enacted in December is ramping up to bring in about $2.3 billion annually in new revenue.

The updated plan now goes to federal officials for their review and possible approval.

Some of the projects include:

  • Continuation of the four-lane US 322 from the top of Seven Mountains to west of Potters Mills in Centre County.
  • Construction of the long-awaited expansion of the Conchester (U.S. 322) Highway between Route 1 and Interstate 95 in Delaware County.
  • The initial steps to lay the groundwork for the Interstate 83 master plan expansion through Harrisburg.
  • The initial steps leading to the widening of U.S. 22 in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Start of design work for the 13-mile long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties.

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