Construction on the intersection of 7th Street and on the temporary entrance to the garage from Park Avenue is now scheduled to begin the week of August 6th. On that Monday, the entrance to the garage along the access route from 7th Street will be blocked off. Most of the traffic will enter the main campus at the light-controlled intersection of 7th Street and Toll House Avenue, but other entrances to the campus will be available as indicated on the graphic below. These traffic patterns will remain in place until the temporary Park Avenue entrance becomes operational in September. Traffic congestion will be reduced only by the 250 access card holders who will be allowed to use that temporary entrance, but it will be helpful in reducing some volume along the 7th Street corridor. The west entrance to the garage is scheduled to re-open in November, 2012.
What you will see:
On or about Monday, August 6th, construction equipment will be delivered to the hospital campus. Some of the equipment will be placed along the Hood side of the parking garage. Other pieces of equipment will be staged on grassy areas near the 7th Street intersection where the construction will be taking place. Actual construction will begin shortly after August 6th.
The helipad is entering into the final stages of construction. Final touches are underway in the interior of the tunnel from the helipad to the elevators.
The new elevator lobbies on all four floors are being finished. The elevator doors are being installed and testing of the lifts will begin soon.
The construction of the new inpatient unit on the fourth floor is continuing on schedule. Drywall is being installed, bulkheads and conduits for medical gasses are in place and the plumbing and electrical work is going smoothly.
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