Guthrie Cortland Medical Center has announced the hospital is beginning phase two of the parking lot construction and with that, Alvena Ave. will be permanently closed from the western side.
Alvena Ave. was abandoned by the City of Cortland to assist Guthrie in their parking lot reconstruction project.
Start on Monday, October 9th, Alvena Ave. will become a dead end street for traffic coming from Loope Street or Copeland Ave.
Guthrie says patients and visitors may still access the hospital parking lot and facilities at the intersection of Alvena and Homer Ave.
“We’re excited about the progress and can’t wait for the completion of Phase 2, which includes paving the dirt lot and adding lighting and privacy fencing,” said Jennifer Yartym, SVP, GCMC President. “Once finished, patients, visitors and caregivers will have full access to a more aesthetically pleasing parking lot that caters to everyone’s needs, offering handicapped spaces closer to the facility and a smoother surface for those with mobility issues.”
Guthrie says the first half of the rebuilt parking lot is now complete and open to the public. Patients who are seeking emergency or cancer care may still access the Emergency Department or Renzi Cancer Center from West Main Street.
Work is expected to be complete, weather depending, by December 1st.