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New Hospital Construction Affects Commute


Construction Update HeaderNew Hospital Construction Affects Commute

See maps, below, for affected sites and dates

As the construction of the replacement hospital and ambulatory care center continues, there will be a series of scheduled road closures and redirects that will affect streets and sidewalk traffic around SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, Doctors Office Building and Drummond Hall.

Vista and S. Spring avenues, Rutger, S. 39th and Hickory streets will be affected as construction crews work on establishing an electrical ductbank to the replacement hospital site, and as MSD works on sewer lines just west of Drummond Hall.

We understand the inconvenience this places on patients, faculty and staff, but it is a necessary part of the construction phase.

SSM Hospital Construction Map 1Electrical Ductbank Phases

Phase OneDec. 14 through Feb. 2Vista, west of the DOB, is scheduled to be closed the week after Christmas through the end of January. Until its closure and shortly thereafter, Vista Avenue may be may be limited to single-lane traffic. Construction crews will be directing traffic at the intersection of Vista and S. Spring avenues.

Phase TwoFeb. 5 through March 9The sidewalk along S. Spring between Vista Avenue and Rutger Street will be closed. Commuters can expect two-way traffic with work ongoing in the far east lane.

Phase ThreeMarch 12 through April 20The south half of Rutger Street will be closed. Construction crews will direct traffic, which will be limited to a single lane.

SSM Health SLU Hospital ConstructionSewer Construction

MSD sewer work will take place on Spring Avenue between Rutger and Hickory streets (west of Drummond Hall). The work is scheduled to begin Dec. 27 and run through Jan. 8. Spring Avenue will be closed to all traffic, with the exception of deliveries to Drummond Hall. Commuters will need to detour via S. 39th Street.