Highway Transfer Turnback Program
The Highway Transfer “Turnback” Program allows the transfer of functionally-local state-owned roads, serving a local traffic purpose, from state government to local government ownership. Roads that are candidates for transfer are those that have low average daily traffic, or would benefit the municipality both socially and economically.
After the road is turned back to the municipality, PennDOT provides money to the municipality each year to cover the costs associated with maintaining the roadway at a rate of $4,000 per mile. PennDOT releases annual maintenance payments on March 1, two years after the year of transfer.
For more information about the Highway Transfer "Turnback" Program contact the Central Office Turnback Coordinator at (717) 705-0687. Municipalities may also call their District Municipal Services representative.
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