Published on May 27, 2020

RWRA construction altering Parrish Campus entrances and traffic flow

For the safety of our patients and guests Owensboro Health is closing its main entrance to the Owensboro Health Parrish campus’ as Regional Water Resource Agency (RWRA) makes improvements to the City of Owensboro’s underground systems over the next eight weeks. Various surrounding traffic lanes, sidewalks and parking lot entrances will also be closed as a result of the construction beginning May 26.

The primary alternate access points to the main Parrish Avenue entrance can be found at Breckenridge Street near the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. The Parrish campus can also be entered from 9th Street or a second Parrish Avenue entrance (Center Street).

These alternative entrances will be clearly marked with signs to help navigate our patients and guests during the construction process, and the Breckenridge entrance will be visibly marked. Closed parking lot entrances will be roped off for the safety of pedestrians and motorists as onsite traffic increases.

“We would encourage our patients and visitors to use the Breckenridge Street entrance during the length of the project,” Director of Facilities Joe Taylor said. “It is a more familiar route and has plenty of signage to help people find their way.”

The eastbound turning lane from Parrish to Breckenridge will be closed, as well as a portion of the sidewalk. East 14th, East 15th and East 16th streets will also be affected. Two driving lanes will be maintained during the project and westbound traffic will be routed through the turning lane.

The phases of the project are scheduled to proceed as follows, according to RWRA:

  • Phase 1 From May 26th to May 27th: Closure of west (left) lane of Breckinridge from East 17th to East 15th
  • Phase 2 From May 28th for approximately 8 weeks:  Closure of east (right) lane of Breckinridge from East 17th to East 15th

We ask that pedestrians and motorists exercise caution with a potential increase in traffic.

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