Indianapolis Construction Update

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Heart Center roundabout will temporarily close

The roundabout at the entrance of the St. Francis Heart Center will be closed to visitor’ vehicles May 30 and 31 and June 2 to accommodate storm sewer and related drainage work.

Construction workers will be at the site to help direct traffic and to assist patients, visitors and shuttle drivers needing to drop off riders at the Heart Center’s main entrance. They also will be on hand to help drivers needing to pick up patients who are being discharged.

“Any unfinished construction left at the end of each day will be plated to allow for traffic after hours,” says Bryan Cooper of Tonn and Blank Construction. “The area will be well marked with cones, flashing lights and other safety devices.”

The project is needed to blend the parking lots at the Heart Center and Women and Children’s Services.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Progress continues on new bed tower

Late spring will bring the first outward signs of the six-story patient bed tower on the Indianapolis Campus.

The basement excavation is nearly complete, and the tower crane will be set in early May in anticipation of the steel beams being installed. Steel erection will start in early June, and the building will be enclosed by next spring.

Stoplight update

New traffic signals are expected to be installed by early summer around the Indianapolis campus.

A traffic signal on Stop 11 Road currently is being installed and will be operational this month.

In addition, plans for installing a traffic signal at the north hospital entrance on Emerson Avenue have been approved by the City of Indianapolis. Five utility poles will need to be relocated before the traffic light can be installed. The Emerson Avenue light should be in by early summer.