NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As workers expand the emergency room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, some motorists will need to map out new routes.
A portion of Little Albany Street, the road that connects Easton Avenue and Somerset Street, is closed to regular traffic beginning this week. Through July 2018, only emergency vehicles may access the area between the emergency room entrance and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, according to the city.
Emergency room visitors may arrive through a drop-off spot at the intersection of Somerset and Little Albany streets.
People going to the cancer institute or the parking deck must use Easton Avenue, according to the city. Somerset Street will no longer serve as an access point to those spots.
The hospital also runs a valet service at its main entrance on Somerset Street.
“Significant construction work” on the project began on March 6, according to the hospital.
According to a Daily Targum article, the hospital plans to expand the emergency room by 8,000 square feet down Little Albany Street.
Robert Wood Johnson also expects to grow its intensive care and operating room facilities by 42,000 square feet along French Street and perform renovations inside the hospital that will span 50,000 square feet, according to the story.