Traffic pattern changes coming at Campbell River Hospital

2013-08-21

CAMPBELL RIVER – With all the construction under way in Campbell River, it may have been easy to miss ongoing site preparation work for the new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital, but that will change starting Monday with work impacting the hospital entrance.

Motorists using the main hospital entrance off 2nd Avenue will face changes to normal traffic patterns starting Monday, August 26th through Wednesday, August 28th as the laneway at the hospital entrance, between the two parking lots, will be closed temporarily to make way for construction of a new Ambulance Access Route to the hospital Emergency entrance.

Image of traffic changes

Image of traffic changes August 2013

During this brief laneway closure, motorists will be required to turn around and exit through the same entrance they’ve entered. Hospital visitors will also be encouraged to enter and exit the western parking lot through the regular parking lot exit. Traffic control flag persons will be on hand to assist motorists with all of these changes.

“We understand these changes to long-established traffic routes at the hospital entrance will present some temporary challenges,” said Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer for the North Island Hospitals Project. “We’re working closely with Campbell River Hospital administration and the site preparation contractor Palladian Developments to help everyone adjust to this brief disruption
“We thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and understanding.”

The temporary Ambulance Access Route is required because construction of the new hospital, commencing in 2014, will block the present ambulance route to and from the Emergency entrance.

Additional work is expected to cause some temporary traffic pattern and parking changes in the coming weeks.

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Media Contact:
DAN MACLENNAN
Communications
North Island Hospitals Project
Vancouver Island Health Authority
dan.maclennan@viha.ca
250.850.2943

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