Hospital access to change as Red Deer parkade work continues

June 10, 2024

RED DEER - As work to expand the parkade at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre continues, temporary changes to traffic flow around the site will be necessary this month to prepare for the arrival of precast concrete that will form the parkade's two new levels.

Traffic patterns - including pedestrian traffic - will change at various times beginning the week of June 17 to safely accommodate the heavy equipment needed for this work, while ensuring site access continues for patients, staff and visitors.

From June 19-26, traffic through the traffic circle around the main entrance will be restricted to one-way only. Traffic coming from the east off 50A Ave. will be directed to use a temporary road that has been constructed to access the main entrance June 24-26, with temporary pedestrian crossings marked to safely direct foot traffic around construction areas.

Additionally, from June 26-28, 39 St. south of the parkade will be temporarily closed to accommodate crane equipment. The parkade exit onto 39 St. will also be closed during this time, with pedestrian traffic being redirected around the parkade to the east and west. City of Red Deer transit stops along 39 St. will be temporarily relocated to the west.

Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic during this work. Motorists are asked to please slow down when approaching or driving in the construction areas and to obey all posted signs and personnel directing traffic. Pedestrians are also asked to please keep to posted sidewalks for their safety around construction traffic.

Details will be provided to neighbouring businesses, residents and the community for awareness as the July delivery dates for the precast concrete pieces are finalized.

Construction timelines and project updates will also continue to be posted online at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Parkade Expansion.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.