As we approach demolition and then construction of our parking structure and Patient Care Pavilion, we will see major changes beginning next week.
There will be new street directions and barriers, and pedestrian traffic will be affected. The goal is to break ground for the new Pavilion this month and construction will take approximately three years – with completion in the Fall of 2013.
During the week of August 16:
Hawthorne Avenue will become a one-way street from Elm Street to Webster Street by Thursday morning.
Heavy equipment will begin delivering concrete traffic barriers on Hawthorne. These concrete construction barriers will be placed along Hawthorne from approximately Summit Street to the vehicle exit at the main entrance of the Merritt Pavilion.
Fencing will go up around Bechtel Hall, the site of the new Pavilion.
There will be no pedestrian traffic on Hawthorne between Summit Street to Webster Street on the Merritt Pavilion side of the street.
A new pedestrian cross walk will be placed at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Summit Street.
Pedestrian traffic on the Providence side of the street will be limited to the front of 365 Hawthorne Avenue only.
A pedestrian walk-way between Summit Street and Webster Street is in place for foot traffic behind the construction trailers and the back of 365 Hawthorne Avenue.
Metered parking will continue to be available on both sides of Hawthorne between Elm and Summit streets. Metered parking will not be available along Hawthorne from Summit to Webster.
Signage regarding these changes, including new directions, will be posted.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the construction information line at 510-869-6840.