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Construction Projects on the University of Kansas Medical Center Campus

The University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System are undergoing major expansion construction projects that will ultimately enhance their ability to provide health care services. However, in the interim, construction will cause some disruptions. This website will provide updates and disruption notices for our employees, students, patients, neighbors and community.

The University of Kansas Health System Cambridge North Tower construction 

Construction continues as scheduled on the Cambridge North Tower project. Be aware of the following potential traffic and noise disruptions. 

Beginning March 22

​JE Dunn will be replacing the metal panels on the underside of the Cambridge North Tower pedestrian bridge that crosses Cambridge and 39th Streets. This will impact traffic during some of  the work phases. The duration of the work is 23 days pending any weather issues. 

Work summary for each phase:   

  • Phase 1: Work will be sequenced fromthe south to north starting at the heart hospital tie-in portion. This area is currently closed to public access. Cones and flagging will be extended to the east to take over 1 of the 3 lanes of traffic. No pedestrian or vehicle traffic should be affected by this work. This work is scheduled to last 9 days. 
  • Phase 2: This work will take place over the last remaining lane of Cambridge Street and the knuckle portion of the bridge. Cones and flagging will be moved to the east to take over 2 of the 3 lanes of traffic. No pedestrian or vehicle traffic should be affected by this work. This work is scheduled to last 5 days. 
  • Phase 3: This work will take place over the south two lanes of 39th Street. Cones and flagging will be staged to maintain both east and westbound vehicle traffic, with both directions being able to make a south turn onto Cambridge Street. This work is scheduled to last 3 days. 
  • Phase 4: This work will take place over the north two lanes of 39th Street. Cones and flagging will be staged to maintain both east and westbound vehicle traffic, with both directions being able to make a south turn onto Cambridge Street. This work is scheduled to last 3 days. 
  • Phase 5: This work will take place on the Cambridge North Tower job site and will have no impact to pedestrian or vehicle traffic outside of the job site boundaries.

View traffic disruptions map.

Through April 7          

  • Work to connect the pedestrian bridge from the Center for Advanced Heart Care to Cambridge North Tower will continue.
  • Expect periods of loud noise and vibration to be noticeable beyond the immediate work area.
  • Temporary safety walls might impede staff and patient traffic flow. 

General safety precautions

  • Safety is the top priority of hospital and medical center leadership.
  • All driving and pedestrian detours will be clearly marked.
  • Pay close attention to signs, flagmen and traffic during this time.
  • Slowing down and allowing extra time to travel to and from the campus is advised.

For more detailed information on the University of Kansas Medical Center's Health Education Building progress, click here.

For more detailed information on the University of Kansas Medical Center's Parking Garage 5 progress, click here.

For more detailed information on The University of Kansas Hospital's Cambridge North Tower progress, click here.

Last modified: Mar 21, 2017
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