Guthrie enters final phase of parking lot project (Details inside)

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s third and final phase of the parking lot reconstruction project got underway on Monday. (Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center recently announced it entered the final phase of its 3-phase Alvena Avenue parking lot reconstruction project, according to a release.

Construction of the third phase began on Monday. According to the release, there will be no through traffic from Alvena Avenue to the West Main Street lot for about four weeks.

The road closure will allow crews to add more handicap-accessible parking spaces, which will be closer to the facility. 

Both lots are accessible during construction work, but patients and visitors cannot drive or walk from one parking lot to the other. Entry to the main entrance of the hospital or the nursing home can enter the parking lot from Homer Avenue. People looking to access the emergency department or the cancer center should enter the parking lot from West Main Street.

Once this work is complete, the connector will reopen, according to the release. This will then be followed by work beginning on the circle at the main entrance of the hospital. Details on construction of the circle have yet to be determined.

Note in the release, “We apologize for any inconvenience during this process, but we are confident these final pieces will provide greater access and convenience for our patients and visitors.”