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Pennsylvania Turnpike to Buy Town's Pool That's in the Way of Widening Project

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    Pennsylvania Turnpike to Buy Town's Pool That's in the Way of Widening Project
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    What to Know

    • The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is paying nearly $1 million to buy a public pool in Monroeville.

    • The turnpike is planning a major widening project between the Irwin and Monroeville exchanges, and the pool will need to go.

    • Monroeville Council approved the sale of the pool last month.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is about to be the proud owner of a swimming pool.

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the turnpike has agreed to pay the town of Monroeville nearly $1 million for its public swimming pool at Bel-Aire park.

    Motorists won't be able to take a refreshing dip, though. The turnpike is planning a major widening project on Interstate 76 between the Irwin and Monroeville exchanges, and the pool will need to go.

    Monroeville Council approved the sale last month.

    The pool opened to the public more than four decades ago.

    Monroeville residents will still have several other public swimming options.