The exterior walkway between the River and Forest zones will close Monday, Jan. 13, and will remain closed for the rest of the year as we expand our inpatient psychiatric unit (IPU) in the River and Mountain zones and build out levels 2, 4 and 5 of the Forest Zone.
The closure will protect pedestrians during construction and provide space for dumpsters, forklifts and cranes. The exterior stairs between the River and Forest zones on both the north and south sides of the buildings will remain open. Signs will be posted to direct pedestrians.
The IPU expansion involves adding beds on level five of the River and Mountain zones and renovating the existing IPU on level four of the River zone. The A zones on River and Mountain level five – currently vacant – will be closed until the IPU work is complete this summer. The Forest Zone buildout includes adding more medical patient beds. Continue to check the construction blog for future project updates.