Helipad Construction to Affect Traffic Flow in and Around Parking Decks

October 1, 2021

Construction is scheduled to begin on a new helipad at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around the parking decks. 

This work is part of the $450 million care tower project that will include an upgraded emergency department, state-of-the-art operating rooms and enhanced adult intensive care units. The care tower is expected to be completed in 2026. 

The following changes have already begun:

  • The entrance and exit to Deck A at Medical Center Blvd. are temporarily closed as rehabilitation work is taking place in the lower levels of the parking deck. The entrance and exit to Deck A by the circular drive near the main Medical Center entrance and the drop-off areas at Reynolds Tower, Ardmore Tower and Janeway Tower remain open.
  • One lane of Medical Center Blvd. from Deck C to Cloverdale Ave. is temporarily closed to make room for a large crane and other construction equipment.

In addition, patients and visitors will notice these changes beginning on Monday, Oct. 4:

  • The pedestrian bridge that connects Deck C to Ardmore Tower will be closed.
  • The exit lanes from Decks B and C to Medical Center Blvd. will be reduced depending on the construction phase.

The entrance and exit to Deck C from Cloverdale Ave. and the pedestrian bridge that connects Deck C to the Comprehensive Cancer Center remain open.

Wake Forest Baptist is asking those who need to access the Medical Center to allow extra time and to be patient and understanding with each other and with the parking attendants. 

Media contacts:

Joe McCloskey, jmcclosk@wakehealth.edu

Eryn Johnson, eryjohns@wakehealth.edu