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Final stage of precast concrete delivery to begin this month on new hospital parkade

June 16, 2015

Temporary disruptions for vehicle and pedestrian traffic accessing the site

RED DEER – The delivery and placement of precast concrete t-beams for the new parkade at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC) is progressing on schedule, with the final phase of this work to commence next week.

The delivery of the final t-beams will result in a number of slow-moving trucks in the area, which may cause brief delays for people trying to access the hospital and surrounding area. To ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians in the area, traffic flow on streets immediately surrounding the hospital, as well as pedestrian access to the site, will be temporarily re-routed.

From approximately June 22 to July 22, traffic disruptions around the hospital will include:

There will be no vehicle access through the section of 50A Ave. adjacent to the parkade construction, with the exception of local residential traffic only. Access for residents will be from the south through a single traffic lane.

Access to the Emergency Department, the hospital’s main entrance and the Central Alberta Cancer Centre will not be impacted.

Motorists are asked to please slow down when approaching or driving in construction areas and obey all posted signs and personnel directing traffic. Pedestrians are also asked to please keep to posted sidewalks for their safety around construction traffic.

Construction on the $44 million five-storey parkade structure is expected to be complete this fall. Since March, large, precast concrete t-beams have been delivered to site and hoisted into place to form the structure and parking levels of the parkade.

For more information on the parkade project, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/9763.asp .

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. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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