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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 30, 2014) —Road construction is set to begin this week for UHealth at Coral Gables, the ambulatory care center that will bring UHealth, University of Miami Health System’s leading physicians and specialty services to the Gables campus, specifically at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and a repositioned Dickinson Drive.
To make way for the new medical center, the southern end of Dickinson Drive will be moved 100 feet to the north, into the western portion of the Serpentine parking lot in front of the BankUnited Center. The western portion of that lot is now closed. The western portion of Walsh Avenue that runs in front of the BankUnited Center also will close from Dauer Drive to Dickinson Drive, but just temporarily. Yet, other than a green fence around the construction zone and a new pedestrian walkway, which will be delineated by barricades, motorists on Dickinson Drive and visitors to the BankUnited Center will not notice any difference, or inconvenience.
Dickinson Drive will never close and the one-way segment of Dickinson that ran in front of the School of Architecture already has been converted to a two-way street, providing motorists a convenient east-west corridor across campus.
While some yellow zone parking spaces in the Serpentine lot have been eliminated, there are sufficient yellow zone parking spaces available in the area on a daily basis to accommodate everyone who holds a permit.
Construction on Dickinson Drive is expected to be completed this fall, while construction on the new UHealth at Coral Gables facility is scheduled for completion in 2016. Designed by architects Perkins+Will, the 200,000-square-foot center will be just a short walk from the University Metrorail station, providing students, faculty, staff, and residents of surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians.
For more information on UHealth at Coral Gables, visit www.uhealthsystem.com/locations/coralgables.