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Diversion of Traffic Due to Installation of New Link Bridge on Southern Site

October 25, 2013 3:15 PM

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As part of the work to install a link bridge between the Institute of Neurosciences (INS) Building to the New South Glasgow Hospitals, it will be necessary to temporarily close the main road through the site on Sunday, October 27.

This new link will mean that when the hospitals, which are on track and on budget, open in 2015, patients staff will be able to travel between the maternity unit, children’s hospital, adult hospital, INS, and the site’s research and learning centres without ever having to go outside.

Click here to view map of the changes.

David Loudon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Project Director, said: “This final stage of the link bridge installation will provide a physical connection from the new hospitals to the Institute of Neurosciences and planned Clinical Research Facility and Learning and Teaching Centre.

“We have made every effort from the outset to minimise disruption to patients, visitors and staff, and hope that no-one will be too inconvienced by this critical installation.”

The construction of the bridge will involve the transportation of the bridge in sections from their current location on the hospital site along Govan Road into Renfrew Road, Shieldhall Road, and then left into Hardgate where they will enter the grounds past the maternity building.

It is essential that there are no parked cars in the area where these works will take place therefore all parking will be removed from this area as from 10pm on Friday 25th October to enable preparations for the planned works to take place.

Work will begin at 7am and as a result it will be necessary to close the main road through the campus between the junction at the multi-storey car park and the t-junction at the neurology building.

To minimise disruption, signs will be in place at both the Hardgate Road and Govan Road entrances to the hospital and around the perimeter of the site to inform vehicle users of the diversions which are in place.

Signage will also be erected for pedestrians and staff will be available to guide patients and visitors to the alternative routes which will be in place for the day.

Due to the works taking place at the front of the Neurological Institute Building it will be necessary to remove all access from this entrance and instead this building will be accessed via the walkway from the Neurology Building.

Internal signs will be put up giving information about the route of the diversion. A drop off area will be available at the front of the Neurology Building.
On Sunday public transport will not operate through the hospital grounds and passengers will be directed to alternative bus stops on Govan Road beside the hospital entrance.

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For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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