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Turnpike to Display Mon-Fayette Plans, Discuss Route

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
March 16, 2018
Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Residents of communities that are in the path of the Mon-Fayette Expressway are being encouraged to attend one of three information sessions where the plans will be displayed.

Renee Vid Colborn, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, says the open houses will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 3, 4 and 5 at the Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills.

The information will focus on Jefferson Hills, West Mifflin, Clairton, Dravosburg and Duquesne.

Turnpike representatives will be available to answer questions about the plans for the expressway, and also will be available to explain the property acquisition process to those directly affected by the project.

The turnpike commission is holding identical sessions on three consecutive evenings for the public's convenience, Colborn said. The meeting location is accessible to persons having disabilities.

The Mon-Fayette Expressway is a toll road that currently runs from Interstate 68 near Morgantown, W.Va., to Route 51 near Large.

If completed as designed, the expressway would continue to Interstate 376 near Monroeville.

The 14-mile segment from Route 51 to the Parkway East near Monroeville has been estimated to cost anywhere from $1.7 billion to $2 billion, according to published reports.

Anyone needing additional information about accommodations for the meeting should contact Renee Vid Colborn, public information manager at 724-755-5260.

Originally published March 16, 2018.

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