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March 06. 2013 10:50PM

Construction will change entrance to Manchester veterans center campus

MANCHESTER - The Manchester VA Medical Center will begin construction of its primary care/mental health outpatient addition.

The project will affect entering the facility. The entrance near pharmacy and urgent care, primary care and laboratory will be closed; this includes the use of the covered drop-off circle.

Primary access to the Manchester VAMC for all clinics, to include urgent care, should be accessed through the Community Living Center (CLC), Building 15 entrance. The entrance has handicapped accessibility, and the main (front) entrance, adjacent to the flag pole, also has handicapped accessibility, via the wheelchair lift which is in close proximity.

The Community Living Center entrance will be open 24 hours, seven days a week for access to the urgent care area.

A yellow phone will be available outside of the CLC entrance and main entrance for veterans requiring immediate help.

The construction project will also affect the road accessing the primary care clinic, laboratory and urgent care. Traffic will not be able to use this road to access the rear portion of the Manchester VAMC campus. Signage will redirect for parking, etc.

A parking shuttle will run continuously from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday to bring veterans from the lower parking area to the Community Living Center entrance for their appointments. Veterans needing the shuttle to go back to the lower lot should wait under the awning at the CLC entrance. The parking shuttle will cycle every 5 to 10 minutes.

Veterans requiring shuttle service to the VA Boston Healthcare System will be asked to wait/check-in at the oncology/cardiology clinic waiting area, Building 15, East Wing.

The Manchester Transit Authority route will not change.

The construction of the new outpatient addition will not affect any clinic locations at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stella M. Lareau, public affairs officer, at 624-4366, ext. 6779.


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