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Pennsylvania Turnpike To Buy Monroeville Pool For Lane Widening

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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.