September 01, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654
Tuality Healthcare will begin work on Tuesday, Sept. 6 on the closure of 8th Avenue between Baseline and Oak streets in Hillsboro following approval from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The closure will affect Tuality employees and patients, customers and students who visit the Tuality Healthcare campus.
The city of Hillsboro has already granted Tuality ownership of the street. ODOT approval means the project can proceed. The street closure will create a more appealing campus setting for the area between the Tuality Community Hospital building and the Tuality Health Education Center and Tuality 7th Avenue Medical Plaza.
“We appreciate the support of the City of Hillsboro and ODOT as we move forward with this important piece of our campus development plan,” said Steve Krautscheid, Tuality’s director of Facilities and Properties. “The campus will be safer for pedestrians crossing 8th Avenue to and from the hospital and it prepares us for future expansion of Tuality Community Hospital.”
When the closure of 8th Avenue is completed, Tuality employees, and patients and area residents, will see the following changes: