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Ex­pan­sion pro­ject un­der­way at Vic­to­ria County Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal

Cape Breton Post - - NORTHSIDE/CAPE BRETON - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

A park­ing lot ex­pan­sion pro­ject at Vic­to­ria County Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal is un­der­way.

Twenty-five new spa­ces will be added to the up­per park­ing lot for a to­tal of 66 spa­ces to be used by both hos­pi­tal staff and vis­i­tors at the Baddeck fa­cil­ity.

The en­trance for the new up­per park­ing lot will be from McDer­mid Street with ac­cess to the hos­pi­tal by a set of stairs con­nected to the lower lot. Light­ing is also ex­pected to be added.

The pro­ject will cost more than $238,000 to com­plete. Sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions were made to the pro­ject by the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Vic­to­ria County and the Vic­to­ria County Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion.

“This pro­ject is an­other ex­am­ple of the on­go­ing gen­eros­ity we see ev­ery day in Vic­to­ria County,” said Rose MacIsaac, fa­cil­ity man­ager at the hos­pi­tal. “It also shows the high level of in­ter­est that the peo­ple in the county have in the hos­pi­tal.”

Gor­don MacIver, chair of the hos­pi­tal foun­da­tion, is also pleased with the pro­ject.

“It’s through the gen­eros­ity of our com­mu­nity and donors that the foun­da­tion is able to pur­chase equip­ment and as­sist with fa­cil­ity up­grades like this one at the hos­pi­tal. We are grate­ful for the sup­port of our com­mu­nity and our donors.”

While work is un­der­way, peo­ple can still ac­cess the build­ing through the main en­trance. Peo­ple are also asked to use cau­tion on the road­ways near the hos­pi­tal or as they en­ter and exit the cur­rent park­ing lot.

In some cases, peo­ple may have to park tem­po­rar­ily on nearby streets or be dropped off and picked up at the en­trance.

The con­tract for the ex­pan­sion work was re­cently awarded to Mu­nic­i­pal Ready Mix. Work is ex­pected to be com­pleted in July.

JEREMY FRASER/CAPE BRE­TON POST

Work is un­der­way to ex­pand the park­ing lot at Vic­to­ria County Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Baddeck. The pro­ject will cost more than $238,000. It’s ex­pected to be com­pleted in July.

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