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Construction of New Entrance to Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital from Route 41 Will Begin This Summer

Lake Forest Hospital May 21, 2013

LAKE FOREST, IL – The first phase of the Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital campus revitalization project will begin this summer with the construction of a new entrance road to the campus from Route 41. Construction on the new entrance will begin in mid-July and be completed by mid-November, 2013. “The additional road to the hospital from Route 41 will lighten the traffic for patients coming to and from the hospital at all entrances,” said Thomas J. McAfee, president of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “We are excited to begin this first phase of the campus revitalization project.”

Construction crews will work from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and trucks will access the campus from Route 41. The new road will attach to the existing Westmoreland Road that runs along the perimeter of the campus and will be landscaped with grass until the entire facility project is completed, at which time permanent landscaping will be planted.

The City of Lake Forest Plan Commission approved the Campus Master Use Plan last year, and has since named a Hospital Advisory Committee to work closely with the hospital’s project team to provide guidance on the design of the facility and landscaping plans. The Hospital Advisory Committee includes Lake Forest residents Susan Garrett, Craig Bergmann, Ed Chandler, John Sentell, Rafael Carreira, Stephen Wright, Charles Kohlmeyer, Jeffrey Gannon and Augie Ziccarrelli.

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