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New money for Pa. highways to flow out in April

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians should soon start seeing highway projects funded under the state's major new transportation funding bill signed four months ago by Gov. Tom Corbett.

Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said Monday work will begin in April on about $2 billion in highway projects that the state's releasing for the summer construction season.

Schoch says the transportation funding bill is contributing about $500 million of that, or enough for another 200 projects.

In the meantime, Schoch says road crews will be busy filling potholes opened by this winter's vicious freeze-thaw cycle.

Under the law, higher fuel taxes, motorist fees and traffic fines will unfold over four years to collect an additional estimated $2.3 billion a year for state spending on roads, bridges and mass transit. That's a 40 percent increase.

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