Indianapolis Construction Update

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New parking lot and perimeter road open

The new parking lot on the southern-most section of the Indianapolis campus is now open to vehicles.

With the opening of the new lot comes the closing of the existing Heart Center parking lot (also known as "Blue Lot #2"). In January, primary excavation for the new Indianapolis Bed Tower will begin in that lot.

The new lot will serve as the primary parking area for Heart Center patients and visitors (as well as physicians and staff) who have recently been parking in the Heart Center lot or the Green lots to the north and east of Medical Office Building #2.

The new perimeter road and a new driveway are also open for traffic. The road extends east toward I-65, curves north, then extends west to near the current Stop 11 Rd. entrance. The permanent driveway leads exclusively to the Heart Center entrance.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Manhole excavation moves to Women & Children’s parking lot

Starting Dec. 13, excavation work in the Women & Children’s lot (also known as “Blue Lot #1) will occur that will have temporary impact on parking there. This work is expected to conclude around Jan. 20.

However, the work will be done in sections so that only a few parking spaces will be taken out of service at a time. When work is completed on one section, parking spaces will be restored in that section before other W&C lot spaces will be taken out of service.

Handicapped and physician reserved spaces will be moved as needed during this project.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New parking lot, perimeter road to open soon

UPDATED DEC. 13: The opening of the new Perimeter Rd., the closing of the old Perimeter Rd. and the elimination of the Blue (Heart Center) Lot has been changed to Saturday, Dec. 22. Visiting our campus? Download our newest map.

Paving work began Dec. 3 on the southern-most section of the new Indianapolis campus parking lot. The new lot will be open for vehicles on Dec. 20, the targeted completion date for this latest phase of the Indianapolis Campus construction.

Opening the new lot will enable construction to proceed on the existing Heart Center parking lot (also known as “Blue Lot #2”), which will be taken out of service on Dec. 20 when the new lot opens. Primary excavation for the new Indianapolis Bed Tower is slated to begin there in January.

Heart Center staff, physicians, patients and visitors who currently park in the Heart Center lot or the Green lots to the north and east of MOB II will use the new lot as their main parking area.
“We appreciate the flexibility and patience demonstrated by those whose customary parking was disrupted by the early phase of new parking lot construction,” said John Ross, Indianapolis campus administrator. “The new lot will have more spaces than the current Heart Center lot, the former gravel area across from the Heart Center and the northeast section of the Green lot combined, so there will be room for everyone working at or visiting the Heart Center.”

At the same time, the new perimeter road -- which extends east toward I-65, curves north and then extends west to near the current Stop 11 Road entrance – will also open for traffic. A new permanent driveway leading exclusively to the Heart Center entrance will also open on Dec. 20.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Video: Changes Coming to St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis

Changes are coming to St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis. This winter, construction will begin on a six-story patient bed tower. Learn how this will help health care on Indy's south side.