Starting today (June 17) there will be temporary changes to traffic flow accessing the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre as parkade construction continues.  

Traffic patterns, including pedestrian traffic, will change at various times throughout the week to accommodate heavy equipment, while ensuring patients and staff can still access the site.  

The traffic flow changes are necessary to prepare for the arrival of precast concrete that will form the two new levels of the parkade, an Alberta Health Services (AHS) media release said.  

From June 19 until June 26, the traffic circle around the main entrance will be restricted to one-way only.  

Traffic coming from the east off 50A Ave will be redirected to use a temporary road constructed to access the main entrance, with temporary pedestrian crossings marked to safely direct foot traffic around construction areas.  

Additionally, from June 26 until June 28, 39 St. south of the parkade will be temporarily closed to accommodate crane equipment.  

The parkade exit onto 39 St. will also be closed with pedestrian traffic being redirected around the parkade to the east and west.  

City of Red Deer transit stops along 39 St. will be temporarily relocated to the west.  

Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic. Motorists are asked to slow down when approaching or driving in the construction areas and to obey all posted signs and personnel directing traffic.   

Pedestrians are also asked to keep to posted sidewalks for their safety around construction traffic.