Work to begin June 12, last throughout summer and fall 2017
A major construction project that will last throughout summer and into fall of 2017 will begin Monday, June 12 on S. Webster Avenue, in front of Bellin and HSHS St. Vincent hospitals.
Crews will be replacing utilities and pavement along Webster, resulting in traffic lane and sidewalk closures. Although Webster will not close entirely during the project, this work will cause significant disruptions for Bellin Health patients, visitors, employees, vendors and other individuals who access the hospital campus. It is imperative that these individuals allow extra time to get to appointments or to arrive at work.
“This is necessary work that will ultimately improve conditions for drivers and pedestrians along Webster Avenue,” said Chris Lyga, Bellin Health Maintenance Operations team leader. “We are doing everything we can to limit inconvenience for those who access our hospital campus, and we thank them in advance for their patience as this project proceeds.”
Individuals who drive to the Bellin Hospital campus during construction are urged to avoid Webster Avenue, where significant back-ups will be likely. Motorists approaching from the west are advised to take S. Monroe Avenue to Porlier Street and access the hospital campus via S. Van Buren Street. Those approaching from the east, north and south are advised to take S. Baird Street/Libal Street to Eliza Street to S. Van Buren. Hospital campus parking lots will remain open as usual during this time.
Bellin Health is implementing a multifaceted communication plan to minimize the impact of disruptions for all affected groups. The Bellin Health homepage, physical signage, a variety of patient communication channels and social media will be used to increase awareness and convey project updates as necessary.
Individuals with questions on the project may contact Chris Lyga at (920) 327-3894 or Robbie Kocian at (920) 609-7580.
(Press Release Article published by Bellin Health.)