The University of Texas Medical Branch will begin a $90 million building expansion project at its Victory Lakes facilities that will include an emergency department and beds to accommodate patients requiring overnight stays.
The project will create 142,000 square feet of clinical space, allowing for the addition of 39 patient beds and inpatient stays of up to 72 hours in order to better serve its patients. In a related project, UTMB will build a central-plant facility to provide utilities to its 62-acre Victory Lakes campus.
During the first phase of construction, one of two access roads to the Specialty Care Center from Walker Street will be closed to traffic. Beginning around March 4, patients, visitors, and staff traveling on Walker Street will need to use the Victory Lakes Park and Ride road to access the patient and employee parking lots.
As access and detours at the site change in the coming months, updates will be provided. For additional information about this project, visit http://www.utmb.edu/construction.