Traffic Alert for Portland VA Medical Center - VA Portland Health Care System
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Traffic Alert for Portland VA Medical Center

Map of the Portland VA Medical Center showing the temporary traffic changes scheduled to occur Sept. 27  to Nov. 2, 2019.

Map of the Portland VA Medical Center showing the temporary traffic changes scheduled to occur from September 27 to approximately November 2, 2019.

By VAPORHCS
Friday, September 20, 2019

All people who go to or travel by the VA Portland Health Care System Portland VA Medical Center located at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland Oregon, should be advised of traffic changes starting September 27, 2019, and lasting up to approximately five weeks due to construction work at the hospital.

Here is a link to a printable map showing the traffic changes.

This includes all Veterans/patients, visitors, staff, delivery/rideshare/taxi drivers, bicyclists, and any traffic passing by the Portland VA Medical Center on U.S. Veterans Hospital Road.

During this time, traffic directly in front of the main medical center on SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road will be one-way (see map) and drop-off/pick up locations with be altered.
• Public bus transportation (Tri-Met, C-Tran) will drop-off/pick up passengers in front of building #103 just across from the main hospital building #100 near the flag pole.
• Taxi, ride share services, and private vehicles will drop-off/pick up in the patient/visitor parking area in the building #102 P2 parking garage area. There will be several short-term parking spaces available (15 minutes or less).
• VA shuttle busses, Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) vehicles will still drop-off/pick up in front of the main hospital building #100 (no major change).
• All CARE car / contracted patient transportation services will drop-off/pick up behind the main hospital building #100 parking lot #7 in their designated area.
• All commercial delivery vehicles will unload behind the main hospital building #100 parking lot #7 in their designated loading docks.
• U.S. Veterans Hospital Road will not be accessible via S.W. Gaines Street.
• Bicyclists must walk bicycles on the sidewalk when traveling opposite direction of the temporary one-way traffic section along U.S Veterans Hospital Road.
• Flaggers/traffic control personnel will be present during normal business hours to assist with traffic flow.
• Traffic directional signage will be posted.

Construction includes demolishing sidewalks, installing the new bollards, and reconstructing a new sidewalk increasing width to better accommodate wheelchair and general patient and visitor access.

Click HERE for a printable version of the press release.

Media Contact:    

Daniel Herrigstad, VAPORHCS Public Affairs Office
Daniel.herrigstad@va.gov (503) 402-2975
VA Portland Health Care System
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, Oregon 97239

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