Road work associated with the Stanton Renewal Project is expected to continue until October 6th, 2017. 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 throughout the winter 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.
The Frame Lake Trail is now entirely paved and open to the public. Paving was completed on September 14th in a joint effort with NWT Construction and has resulted in a wider, completely paved path for residents. We would like to thank the public for their cooperation.
Paving is scheduled for Byrne Road and the south loading area of the new hospital from September 19th to 20th.The temporary road will remain open for public use.
Several parking spots at Stanton have been removed temporarily due to the insertion of new data lines. This work is expected to be finished by the end of the week. Construction workers have permission from Independent to occupy a few extra assigned spots in the grocery store parking lot.
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.