Upstate News

April 16, 2004
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

Access to traffic circle restricted due to paving

Beginning Monday, April 19, crews will begin paving the traffic circle in front of University Hospital to accommodate construction equipment needed to build the pedestrian walkway from the parking garage to the hospital. During the course of construction patient drop off and pick up will be permitted in the traffic circle. In addition to public safety officers and hospital ambassadors, flag people will be present to assist with traffic flow.

Traffic will be significantly restricted during rush hours. In an effort to keep disruption to patient care at a minimum, employee pick up and drop off in the traffic circle is strongly discouraged. Employees are encouraged to use alternate drop off and pick up locations:

1. When being dropped off, use the MP-Lot on the corner of Water and Almond Streets, and take the SUNY Upstate shuttle in. Arrange to meet your driver at the MP-Lot for pick up the same way.

2. Arrange drop off and pick up on Monroe/Renwick Avenue, off of Almond Street behind The Gamma Knife.

3. When being picked up, arrange for your driver to enter the parking garage via the Adams Street entrance, take a ticket and wait for you there. The first thirty minutes are free.

4. Arrange for drop off and pick up on the Madison Street side of the Institute for Human Performance.

Due to this work, the shuttle buses will pick up at the Regional Oncology Center and the traffic constraints will result in delays in the shuttle bus schedule.

For your safety, signs will be posted to identify new pedestrian walkways and traffic patterns. We understand this work may cause some inconveniences. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we improve our facilities for our patients, visitors and staff.

In addition to Upstate Announcements, Upstate Update and construction alert flyers, please visit for continued updates on campus construction projects and continued construction alerts.

An incident command team has been established to deal with the operational issues associated with the hospital construction. To report an immediate operational or safety issue related to this work, please call the incident command number at 4-8888.

Note to managers and supervisors: please print this and hang it in a visible location in your department for those without access to email.

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