March 14, 2016
Kansas City, Kan. — The weekend of April 1 is slated to be the first of five consecutive weekend closures for streets on the north side of The University of Kansas Hospital's main campus. These closures are necessary to install the pedestrian bridge that will connect Cambridge Tower North to the Center for Advanced Heart Care.
Weekend closures begin April 1
- Weekend closures will require a complete shutdown from 2 p.m. on Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays on 39th Street from Cambridge Street to State Line, including access to the front of the hospital on Cambridge from 39th Street.
- Emergency Department (ED) access from Rainbow Boulevard will not be impacted. ED traffic from the east will be detoured from State Line, to Olathe Boulevard, to Rainbow Boulevard back to 39th Street.
- The five weekend closures will start the weekend of April 1 and will continue consecutively through May 2. These dates are dependent on the weather. Severe weather may delay a weekend closure. Dates are as follows:
- April 1-April 4
- April 8-April 11
- April 15-April 18
- April 22-April 25
- April 29-May 2
- 39th Street east from Rainbow Boulevard should be used for ED access only.
- Bridge installation is slated to last through August.
- Due to construction, staff and patients at the heart center may experience noise and vibration.
Due to April showers, the weekend street closures will be extended to May 6-9 and May 13-16.
Except for the scheduled weekend closures when street access will be completely closed, traffic on 39th Street and Cambridge Drive will be altered through July 2016. Signage for all detours will be posted. More information and detour maps can be found here.
General safety precautions
- Safety is the top priority of hospital and medical center leadership.
- All driving and pedestrian detours will be clearly marked.
- Pay close attention to signs, flagmen and traffic during this time.
- Slowing down and allowing extra time to travel to and from the campus is advised.