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Red Deer hospital access to change as parkade work continues

Precast concrete to be delivered
The traffic flow around Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will temporary change this month as work to expand the hospital parkade continues. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Temporary changes will be necessary to the traffic flow around Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre this month to prepare for the arrival of precast concrete that will form the parkade’s two new levels.

Traffic patterns – including pedestrian traffic – will change at various times starting the week of June 17 to safely accommodate the heavy equipment.

Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic during this work.

From June 19 to 26, traffic through the traffic circle around the main entrance will be restricted to one-way only. Traffic coming from the east off 50A Avenue will be directed to use a temporary road that has been constructed to access the main entrance June 24 to 26, with temporary pedestrian crossings marked to direct foot traffic around construction areas.

From June 26 to 28, 39th Street south of the parkade will be temporarily closed to accommodate crane equipment. The parkade exit onto 39 Street will also be closed during this time, with pedestrian traffic being redirected around the parkade to the east and west. City of Red Deer transit stops along 39 St. will be temporarily relocated to the west.

Details will be provided to neighbouring businesses, residents and the community as the July delivery dates for the precast concrete pieces are finalized.

Motorists are asked to slow down when approaching or driving in the construction areas and to obey all posted signs and personnel directing traffic. Pedestrians are also asked to keep to posted sidewalks for their safety.

Construction timelines and project updates will continue to be posted online at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Parkade Expansion | Together 4 Health (


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