With construction beginning on the new WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Department, WellSpan has announced a number of traffic changes on its campus in York.
Beginning Monday, the following access changes will be in effect.
Tower Drive, the road behind the patient care tower, will be closed to traffic.
Terrace level patient pick-up and WellSpan Pharmacy will be accessible through the front parking garage - level 2.
West Drive (the road from South George Street to the helipad) will intermittently become one lane onto the campus; exit will be via Irving Road.
Restricted access to West Drive will occur sporadically between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. West Drive will be unrestricted during off hours.
The driveway from West Drive to the south parking lot (behind Lot 5) will be closed to traffic.
The entrance to, and exit from, the south parking lots will be at the entrance closest to Irving Road - at Lot 8.
Pedestrian traffic will be able to exit Lot 5 at the north end of the lot; a walkway will be provided.
Receiving dock on the Terrace Level of the patient care tower will be open, but with restrictions.
All routine ambulance transport will move from the south entrance area of the hospital to the north entrance off of the main drive.
In addition, to alleviate the congestion at the front of the hospital at the north and main entrances:
All patient discharges should go through the Terrace entrance
All care areas that give patients/families directions for dropping off patients for outpatient procedures should be directed to the Terrace entrance.
WellSpan announced plans for a new $50 million emergency department late last year with the goal of reducing waiting times and serving patients more efficiently.