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Final Completion of Link Bridge on Southern General Campus

November 01, 2013 9:30 AM

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Abnormal winds prevented the planned completion of a link bridge between the
Institute of Neurosciences (INS) Building to the New South Glasgow Hospitals, last Sunday (October 27).

However the work is scheduled to complete this installation on Saturday, November 2, and this will mean the temporary closure of the main road through the site with diversions in place between 6am and 6pm.

The site facilities team will be monitoring the works and if the weather deteriorates again they will inform hospital users and all emergency services on the day that the work and resulting road closure will be rescheduled for Sunday, November 3.

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.

A map of the changes can be viewed by clicking here - http://bit.ly/16p8p4f

David Loudon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Project Director, said: “Weather permitting, the final piece of the bridge will be in place this weekend.

“This link bridge 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 final section from its 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.

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.

Bus services will not operate through the hospital grounds and passengers will be directed to the bus stops on Govan Road beside the hospital entrance.

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