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Although years away from construction, PTC begins ROW acquisition for next leg of Southern Beltway

Though we may not drive on it for at least another 10 years - if ever, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has slowly begun to acquire property for the next leg of the Southern Beltway in suburban Pittsburgh.  The right-of-way acquisition is happening along the path of the 13 miles US 22 to I-79 section for PA Turnpike 576.

The PTC will acquire approximately 100 homes in Cecil, Robinson, and South Fayette Townships.  Although the Turnpike Commission currently has funds available to purchase land along the proposed highway, it is nowhere near procuring the projected $730 million in funds to build the highway.  As a result, the PTC is allowing property owners to vacate the land at their discretion.

For more:
Proposed highway prompts vacancies ---Washington Observer-Reporter

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