Motorists were advised by the Ministry of Public Works that access to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital will be affected for one week so an elevated crosswalk can be placed in the area.

A spokesman for the Ministry said today the closure, which is scheduled from August 24 until September 1, will affect the hospital’s northwesterly entrance to its northeastern exit, both on Berry Hill Road.

Parking spaces on the road’s north side will be used to reroute pedestrians around the construction site.

“Motorists wishing to utilise the northwestern hospital parking lot will only be able to gain access via Berry Hill Road via Point Finger Road,“ the spokesman added.

“Motorists wishing to enter the southern parking lot near the hospital building can only use Berry Hill Road via Tee Street from the east.”

Drivers were urged to detour around the area via Tee Street, Point Finger Road and South Road during this time.

The Ministry will manage the closure with barricades and signage, and apologised for any inconvenience that may result.

For questions, contact Tina Beer-Searle, the ministry’s principal highway engineer, at 501-3044.