Inside Gillette Blog


Ready…Set…Skyway!

Posted On: 02/04/2010

Categories: Expansion Updates
Here at Gillette, we’re in the midst of a major expansion project to enhance the care and services we provide to our patients. By now, you’ve surely noticed the equipment, construction crews and activity taking place on our hillside — not to mention truckloads of dirt being removed to make way for our new patient-care building.

With construction of our new building moving ahead, it’s time to shift our focus — to the glass skyway that will cross University Avenue, connecting the hospital with our new space. On Saturday, Feb. 6, the right eastbound lane of University Avenue will close while crews pour the concrete foundation needed to support the skyway.

So, just how much concrete will crews pour into our foundation?  About 50 cubic yards — that’s equal to more than 200,000 pounds!

The concrete foundation, to be located mere feet from our existing hospital, will eventually support the entire south end of the skyway! (The north end of the skyway will be supported by our new building).

Once complete, the all-glass skyway will connect our hospital with the new patient care building we’re constructing across the street.