Traffic around RIH construction site congested next week.

NEWS/ RIH — Traffic will get congested in the area of the Royal Inland Hospital construction site starting next week.

RIH trees will be replaced with a building that will look something like this. (Image from RIH Master Plan)

Eventually, construction site will look like this.  (Image from RIH Master Plan)

Interior Health advised today there will be intermittent, temporary road closures and traffic rerouting at the RIH ring road to accommodate construction activity on the new Clinical Services Building.

The day-long closures will begin Monday and occur periodically until next fall.

The impact will be mostly on the road along the front of the hospital campus next to the construction site. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution and to slow down for pedestrians. Flag people will be there to direct traffic.

There may also be traffic delays to accommodate construction vehicles requiring access to the job site via the hospital’s ring road.

Access to the parkade entrance will be unchanged but vehicles leaving the parkade will have to use a different traffic pattern. Interior Health also said regular pedestrian access to 3rd Avenue and Columbia Street will be unchanged.

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1 Comment on Traffic around RIH construction site congested next week.

  1. LAWRENCE BEATON // January 17, 2015 at 6:06 AM // Reply

    It is fine for Interior Health to warn us about the congestion, but one notices that they failed to mention the other important component in the mix and that is the parents and students from Saint Ann’s Academy. How will the congestion affect their access to and from the school?

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