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Guthrie Cortland Parking Renovation Updates

Your go-to resource for information about the renovation to the parking facilities at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

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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.


The ongoing parking lot improvement project at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center will impact drive-up access to the main entrance for one day. On Wednesday, October 25, vehicle access to the hospital’s circular entrance will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for the addition of new curbing and road base.

Walk-up access will not be impeded as the sidewalk will remain open, but anyone wishing to drop off or pick up a patient with a vehicle should utilize the circle in front of the adjacent nursing and rehabilitation center entrance, where additional staffing will be posted to assist patients and visitors.

Regular vehicle access to the front entrance of the hospital will be restored by the end of the business day on Wednesday. Anyone needing to access the Emergency Department, or the Renzi Cancer Center should still do so via the West Main Street entrance to the Guthrie campus.


The parking lot reconstruction at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (GCMC) is entering Phase 2, which calls for the permanent closure of Alvena Avenue from the west. The street was abandoned by the city to Guthrie, to help facilitate a plan to create an enhanced experience for members of our community.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 9, Alvena Avenue will become a dead end for traffic coming from Loope Street or Copeland Avenue. Visitors and patients can still access our parking lot and all facilities on our campus at Alvena and Homer Avenue. The first half of the newly paved lot is already complete and now available to the public. Patients seeking emergency or cancer care can also still access our Emergency Department or the Renzi Cancer Center from West Main Street.

Weather depending, the project is scheduled for completion by Dec. 1.

Please note, all detours and construction activity is subject to weather and other related variables.



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