Weekend Paving Will Close Some Roads, Parking Garage Adjacent to Albany Med


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Weekend Paving Will Close Some Roads, Parking Garage Adjacent to Albany Med

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July 19, 2013 - Albany , NY

ALBANY, N.Y., July 19, 2013-Some roads around Albany Medical Center will be closed this weekend as contractors work on road paving as one of the final projects related to the new Patient Pavilion.

From approximately 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, until approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, the following roads will be closed:

* New Scotland Avenue from the intersection of Myrtle Avenue to the entrance of the Albany Med's Pillars Entrance parking lot
* Myrtle Avenue from Robin Street to New Scotland Avenue
* Veteran's Way off New Scotland Avenue (VA hospital will be accessible from Holland Avenue)

Flagmen will be posted in the area to direct vehicles. Detour signs will also be in place.

Emergency Department Access:

The entrance to the Emergency Department (ED) will remain open. Patients going to the ED by private vehicle will be able to access the ED entrance ramp (near Myrtle and New Scotland) by driving through the parking lot at Morris Street and New Scotland Avenue. The slight detour will be clearly marked. Ambulances will access the ED from the North Ramp at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Robin Street.

Parking Garage Closed:

In addition, Albany Med's 40 New Scotland Ave. parking garage will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, July 19 until early morning on Monday, July 22. The 60 New Scotland Ave. garage will remain open and can be accessed from Holland Avenue.

Albany Med's Patient Pavilion expansion project is aimed at meeting the community's growing health care needs. The Patient Pavilion, the centerpiece of the renaissance along New Scotland Avenue, will begin opening in early August for some patient services with occupancy completed by the end of the year. The six-story, patient-focused building will include expanded adult and neonatal intensive care units as well as new state-of-the-art operating and recovery rooms, along with many other medical services. For more information, visit: http://www.amc.edu/Expansion/index.cfm.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region's largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region's health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.


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Sue  Ford


(518) 262 - 3421

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