As construction on North Medical Drive continues, commuters can expect lane closures and possible traffic delays from the Mario Capecchi Drive intersection up to Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The North Medical Drive project will create several improvements to the roads and nearby parking options.
- At the Mario Capecchi intersection, additional turning lanes will be added to ease congestion.
- A new parking garage will be built adjacent to the already-under-construction Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers. This new garage will offer over 1,000 new parking stalls. The garage will feature a lowered roadway entrance, as well as a pedestrian connector to University Hospital so people on foot can avoid the traffic on North Medical Drive.
- Traffic circles will be added at the entrance to University Hospital and the entrance to the new parking garage.
- The North Medical Parking Garage located next to University Hospital, otherwise known as Lot 50, is also part of this project. The process will begin with the relocation of the garage entrances off of North Medical Drive.
The changes on North Medical Drive Project will improve travel and parking to University Hospital for both patients and employees. It is anticipated that the work will be fully completed within three years.