The state Department of Transportation will distribute more than $16 million to York County municipalities in 2017 to help maintain roads and bridges, according to a PennDOT news release.

The money is part of nearly $466.2 million in liquid-fuel payments PennDOT will distribute throughout the state. That figure marks a 5 percent increase over 2016 allocations, the release states.

York City, with more than 95 miles of municipal-owned roads, will receive the largest distribution at more than $1.1 million. Dover, Fairview, Manchester, Springettsbury, West Manchester and Windsor townships will each receive more than $600,000.

The allocations are annual payments to municipalities to help pay for expenses such as snow removal and road repaving, according to the release. The formula for payments is based on a municipality’s population and miles of locally owned roads.

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