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St. Rose to start parking lot construction
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Fences will be erected around the upper-level parking area at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on Monday, Sept. 12, when the parking lot construction project will begin. But patients and their families will still be able to use the regular main entrance to the facility.

"This construction will result in easier access and more convenience for everyone," said William Coomer, St. Rose director of facilities and support services. "We anticipate the project will take about 60 days and St. Rose will be able to accommodate patients and others who need access to our facility throughout the process."

Those who need special assistance are encouraged to use the ambulance bay. A volunteer will be there and provide valet parking to anyone who needs it.

Others will park in the regular lower-level lot, which will not be affected by this phase of the project. "Yellow arrows on the pavement, along with clearly designed signs will direct patients and visitors to the front door," Coomer said.

Physician parking on this lower level will be relocated, which will add several more spaces for the public. And employees are discouraged from parking in this area.

The general contractor is Hutton Construction, a Kansas company based in Wichita. Subcontractors are Stone Sand & Gravel and Eakin Concrete, both of Great Bend, and Haynes Electric of Larned. Each was a successful bidder.