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Traffic Flow to Temporarily Change at Newport Hospital

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Construction on the new main parking lot and entry canopies at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital is moving along quickly. As a result, there will be a minor change to traffic flow in the parking lot for approximately four weeks, beginning Tuesday, July 14.

To ensure safety and allow adequate space for work crews to continue with their work, the existing parking lot construction fence will be moved a few yards to the south. This will cut off the ability for vehicles to loop through the parking lot. Instead, vehicles will have to exit using the same route they entered.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during this stage of construction,” said Jon Conner, director of hospital plant services and engineering. “This temporary change may create a bit of traffic congestion, but the driving lanes are quite wide and visibility is good, so we don’t anticipate any problems.”