Temporary changes to parking and traffic flow expected at Cape Breton Regional Hospital as construction of new expansions continues

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Temporary changes to parking and traffic flow are expected at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, as construction continues on new expansions at the back of the hospital. The changes are necessary to connect underground services from the new construction to the existing hospital.

This work will be rolled out in three phases beginning this week and completed by December 2021. While no parking spaces will be lost, the location of some spots will change. By mid-December, traffic flow is expected to return to normal.

Phase 1: Oct. 19, 2021 until mid-December 2021

  • The Hospital Boulevard-side (Cape Breton Cancer Centre side) of the back-parking lot will close.
  • A new temporary, over-flow parking lot for staff, physicians and the public will open behind the back parking lot (Membertou Health Park side).
  • A section of the road behind the hospital will close. To accommodate ambulances and staff drop-offs, a turning circle will be in use.

Phase 2: Beginning Oct. 25, 2021 until mid-December 2021

  • The back corner of Hospital Boulevard (Cape Breton Cancer Centre side), past the boiler room parking lot entrance will close.
  • A temporary, four-way stop to access the new parking lot (P3) will be in use.

Phase 3: Beginning Nov. 1, 2021 until mid-December 2021

  • The temporary parking lot by the boiler room will close for construction.

Access to the rest of the hospital’s parking lots will not change at this time, including cancer centre patient parking. Please exercise caution, watch for construction crews and signage, as well as allow extra time when travelling to and from the hospital.

The work is part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project, which includes a new Cape Breton Cancer Centre, energy centre and clinical services building that will house an emergency department, critical care department, in-patient beds, surgical suites and maternal/born services at the Regional Hospital.

Nova Scotia Health appreciates your patience and cooperation while this work is underway.