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$57 million in roadway improvement scheduled for Lehigh valley

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Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for $57 million in roadway improvement for the Greater Lehigh Valley.

This increased transportation funding is due to ACT 89; which uncapped the oil franchise tax, and raised the price of fees for licensing drivers, vehicle registration, performing renewals, photo id and records requests.

The state law, which was passed in November, increased the transportation budget by 2.3 billion, annually. PennDOT is using $600 million in funds for over 100 roadway construction projects through out the state.

The $57 million that is designated for the Greater Lehigh Valley area will include replacing the Second Street Bridge over Spring Creek; surface improvements to Route 222 in South Whitehall, Lower and Upper Macungie Townships for the Lehigh County.

Northampton County will receive money for surface improvements to Route 512 in Allen, East Allen, and Moore Townships.

Meanwhile, Berks County is designated for an intersection improvement on Route 61 at Tuckerton Road in Muhlenberg Township, repairs of the Buttonwood Street Bridge in Reading, and surface improvements for Route 501 in Bethel, Tulpehocken and Marion Townships



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