Work to begin on new Decatur aquatic center

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Work will begin in June on a new aquatic center in Decatur.

The Decatur Park Board voted to accept the nearly $3.8 million bid from St. Louis based Westport Pools.

The Nelson Aquatic Center pool will now have two additional lanes for swimming competitions.

It is scheduled to open in 2019.

The Fairview Park Aquatic Center will remain open through this summer while the new water park is being built.

It opens for the season on Saturday, May 26. The pool will be open from noon until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from noon until 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

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