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Construction Alerts

Traffic delays, construction and detours can create frustration for patients, visitors, staff and EMS crews. To minimize confusion and help you plan your visit, please visit this page for construction updates, alerts and other helpful information.


Road Closures Expected

As a part of our main Emergency Room construction project, Samuel Wells Road will be closed on June 28 and June 29 to install a new lift station. The road will be closed again on July 5 and 6 to do work on the storm lines in the same area. These dates are tentative based on the weather conditions.

Memorial Announces Next Phase of ER Expansion & Renovation Project

May 1, 2017: Memorial Hospital is excited to announce it is entering the next phase of its $23 million ER expansion and renovation project. The project began in early 2017 and has now reached a significant milestone. For the past few months, construction crews have worked inside and outside the main ER to upgrade some of the patient care rooms and prepare the area for the next stage of construction. Now, work will begin outside the main ER entrance.

"This is a large step for us as we enter the heart of the project," said Chief Operating Officer Bobby McCullough. "This renovation and expansion project is driven by the community's increased demand for our emergency services. By expanding our ER, we'll be able to streamline care and treat patients even more timely and efficiently than we do today."

On May 1, 2017, the main entrance of the ER closed for construction. Patients and visitors are now accessing the ER through a new, temporary entrance on the east side of the building parallel to University Boulevard. Signage has been installed to direct patients and visitors on where to park and how to access the new ER entrance and check-in area. The hospital has added free valet service at the new entrance to ensure the smoothest process for patients and visitors accessing the ER.

"We know that construction and detours can be challenging for patients and visitors, which is why we are doing everything we can to minimize any disruption, while allowing us to continue to provide the same excellent experience to our patients during construction," said McCullough.

Project improvements include:

  • Addition of approximately 23,000 square feet of new building construction
  • Renovation of existing main ED
  • Relocation of the pediatric ER rooms, entrance and waiting area to the main ER building
  • Construction of a new rooftop helipad
  • Reconfigured parking for patients, visitors and staff
  • Expanded and remodeled entryway to unite all adult and pediatric ER services under one roof

Each year Memorial treats about 120,000 ER patients, 90,000 of whom are treated at our main ER campus, making the Memorial Hospital main ER the single largest ER in Jacksonville.


$23 Million ER Expansion and Renovation Project

Memorial Hospital is excited to announce it will embark on a $23 million expansion project of the main Emergency Department to meet the community’s growing need for additional access to ER services. The multiphase expansion project began in early 2017 and is expected to take approximately 18-24 months to complete.

As the busiest ER in Jacksonville, we continue to see an increase in patients choosing our Emergency Department for their emergency care needs. By expanding our ER, we will be able to meet the community’s growing needs, while treating patients more quickly and efficiently.

The project includes:

  • Addition of approximately 23,000 square feet of new building construction
  • Renovation of existing main ED
  • Relocation of the pediatric ER rooms, entrance and waiting area to the main ER building
  • Construction of a new rooftop helipad
  • Reconfigured parking for patients, visitors and staff
  • Expanded and remodeled entryway to unite all adult and pediatric ER services under one roof

Currently, ExpressCare and ExpressKids, the fast-track areas of the emergency department, are located across the ER parking lot. Once the project is complete, all ER services will be united under one roof, which will streamline care for patients and staff. For everyone’s safety, traffic and parking will be rerouted throughout the project. Signage will direct patients, visitors and staff on how to access the ER.


Beach/University Improvement Project

In September of 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation began a road construction project near the intersection of Beach and University Boulevards. The improvement project, which is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2017, includes lane widening, resurfacing and improving drainage.

Members of our leadership team have met with transportation officials to discuss ways to minimize the impact to our patients and visitors. FDOT officials ensure us that most of the lane closures will take place at night. However, in an effort to minimize confusion and keep everyone informed, we plan to pass along helpful information including timeframe, construction activities and traffic impacts as often as possible.

The Beach and University Boulevard intersection improvement project is designed to improve our roadways and make them safer at a time when this area is seeing continued growth. Thank you for your understanding while this road work takes place. For more information, visit www.dot.state.fl.us/default.shtm.