Indianapolis Construction Update

Monday, October 29, 2007

Utility digging starts this week; Road, parking lot work progresses

Excavation starts this week for trenches that will house utility lines at the Indianapolis campus, in continued preparation for building a new bed tower/emergency department facility.

The utility digging is expected to continue through the end of the year and includes these locations on southeast sections of Indianapolis campus:

  • North of the Heart Center main entrance (starting on/about Oct. 31)
  • South of the Heart Center main entrance (starting on/about Nov. 15)
  • Through the middle of the Women & Children’s (Blue) parking lot (starting on/about Nov. 21)

Some sidewalks outside the Heart Center will be temporarily closed during this work, but patients, employees, physicians and visitors will still have sidewalk access to the Heart Center entrance from adjacent parking areas. The parking area behind the medical office buildings will remain open throughout the excavation process.

Lane restrictions will occur when this digging extends across the perimeter road, but no full road closures are anticipated during this phase of the project.

Areas of the Women & Children’s lot will be closed/reopened as the utility digging there occurs.

On-campus signage will also inform physicians, patients, staff and visitors of these construction projects when and where they occur.

Work on the southernmost section of the new parking area and the new, extended perimeter road continues on schedule. Plans call for this work to be completed by mid-December.