This weekend a major renovation project will begin on a hospital parking garage in front of Clarkson Hospital at 42nd Street and Dewey.
The six month project will include significant enhancements to the parking lot, including new stairwells and better lighting as well as other safety and structural improvements.
“Our goal is to provide our patients and staff with the best experience possible, from the moment they arrive,” says Erin Peters, Facilities Project Management senior analyst, Nebraska Medicine. “The time has come for renovations to this structure and we’re looking forward to the improvements that the project will bring.”
She says Valet parking will continue to be offered for patients at the entrance of Clarkson Tower during construction, but visitor and patients will have to parking in the Yellow garage across 42nd Street to the east.
That will mean a huge increase in pedestrian traffic at the intersection of 42nd Street and Dewey Ave. The city of Omaha will adjust the pedestrian traffic signals to allow for extra opportunities for people to safely cross 42nd Street.
Drivers who do not need to access the campus will want to avoid 42nd Street from Farnam to Emile streets. “The safety of our colleagues, visitors and patients is top priority,” says Peters. “We are making every effort to ensure visitors are aware of the situation upon arriving to the Nebraska Medical Center.
The construction was purposely timed to coincide with summer break, when there are fewer students on the UNMC campus and to avoid the impact of winter weather.
More information is available online: https://www.nebraskamed.com/parking