A portion of Pandosy Street—in front of Kelowna General Hospital—will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic next weekend as work continues on the expansion of the hospital.
On Sept. 17 and 18, Pandosy Street, from Rose to Royal Avenues, will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the installation of the pedestrian bridge that will link the new KGH Centennial Tower with the new clinical support services building across the road.
At the same time, underground utilities will be worked on in the area.
Detour routes will be set up for northbound traffic—Pandosy to Rose Avenue to Richter to Cadder to Pandosy—and for southbound traffic—Pandosy to Cadder to Richter to Rose to Pandosy.
But drivers are asked, if possible to use Gordon Drive instead of Pandosy during the work.
KGH will remain open and operating during the road closure.
Anyone requiring emergency attention or needing to come to the hospital is urged to do so.
Visitors to the hospital should plan for extra time to get where they need to go.
KGH officials say anyone who does not need to access the hospital or does not live in the neighbourhood is encouraged to avoid travelling in the KGH area in order to allow the construction crews to complete the work safely and efficiently, and to allow emergency services and health care workers to do their jobs with as little interruption as possible.