Your go-to resource for information about the renovation to the parking facilities at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.
Beginning Monday July 24th work will commence on a substantial renovation to the parking facilities at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.
The first phase of the project will involve a total reconstruction of the parking lot located between Evergreen Street and Alvena Ave. This phase is expected to take approximately eight (8) weeks.
Once Phase I is completed, Phase II will begin, resulting in the permanent closure of Alvena Ave from the intersection of Loope Street to Homer Avenue. The permanent closure is expected to occur in late September, and this portion of Alvena Ave will be incorporated into the hospital’s new parking facility.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center visitors are asked to park in the Alvena lot that remains open during construction - across from the Main entrance. Visitors to the hospital should follow signs directing them to the temporary parking areas.
Impacts to traffic on Homer Avenue are expected to be minimal, but there may be some additional construction vehicles entering and exiting Homer Ave. Drivers are urged to use caution during construction.
UPDATE FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 14
The entrance to Alvena Avenue from Homer Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16 to install drainage basins as part of Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s parking lot project, the hospital announced Friday.
Parking for patients and visitors will remain open across from the hospital’s main entrance, but access to Alvena Avenue will be from Loope Street.
Individuals in need of care at the Emergency Department or the Renzi Cancer Center can continue to use the entrance off of West Main Street.
The $3.5 million project will permanently close Alvena Avenue in September, making it part of the lot. Hospital President Jennifer Yartym has said the goal is to complete the renovations in 16 weeks, with a mid-November completion date. The new lot will increase the number of parking spaces for people with disabilities, prioritizing them closest to the building, while decreasing traffic around the hospital entrance.
Alvena Avenue will remain open until the end of phase one, which will come late September or early October.
Please note, all detours and construction activity is subject to weather and other related variables.