Road work associated with the Stanton Renewal Project has commenced for the summer, and is estimated to continue until July 17th. Blasting monitors have been installed to ensure that patients are not unduly disrupted. Vibration levels will be closely monitored as blasting moves up Byrne road and closer to the hospital.
The upper end of Byrne road will be closed for construction, extending beside the hospital. This closure will impact access to the hospital parking lot. A temporary access road will remain open for two way traffic; from the base of Byrne road to the front doors of the hospital. Trail access will be maintained. The city bus stop beside the front entrance of the hospital has been relocated slightly to the other side of the doors so that full bus service can continue.
Starting the week of April 24th, the South East sidewalk closest to the construction area will be closed. Closed areas are highlighted in yellow on the attached map, and will be clearly identified with signage and fences. In the event of an emergency please follow the path indicated on the signage when exiting the south-east emergency exit.
As blasting continues close to the fence line, some parking spots may be blocked off temporarily, to avoid parked cars within 10 metres of the blasting zone. This safety zone will move as blasting continues.
Boreal Health Partnership staff continues to work closely with the City of Yellowknife and the Fire Department to ensure emergency access to the hospital is maintained. Please continue to obey all signage and redirections while the roadwork is ongoing.
Thank you for your ongoing patience with the construction required for the Stanton Renewal Project and for helping to keep the patients informed. We will continue to try to build improvements with as little disruption to existing services as possible. If the situation changes, we will update you as quickly as possible.
Regular road closure updates will be provided weekly.