Progress inside NMC’s Medical Office Building is on track with interior construction nearly complete and building exteriors in the finishing stages. Outside, the travel lane running in front of the building will undergo some changes as we create a two-way road passing the entrance.
After seeing the entrance to the Medical Office Building come together in construction, NMC decided to make further improvements to the roadway and parking design. Our campus strategy is to improve access for the community, and efficient traffic flow and parking are key ingredients to good access.
This change will create a two-way road and preserve the drop-off lane under the canopy and adjacent handicapped parking, which serves both the Medical Office Building and the hospital main entrance. This is an improvement over the design that included only one way traffic in front of the MOB, from Crest Road toward the hospital main entrance.
Making this change will add several weeks to the timeline for occupancy of the two-story building, with a new move-in date coming this fall. While the initial design met minimum traffic requirements, this new enhancement will serve our patients even better in the long-term with greater convenience and ease of navigation.
Look for more information about the opening of the Medical Office Building to come in the next several weeks as details of the outside work are planned and developed. Keep informed about progress by visiting our Construction Updates web page at https://www.northwesternmedicalcenter.org/about-nmc/who-we-are/construction-updates.