A new parkade on the Regina General Hospital is expected to increase the number of parking stalls by 686.

Construction is underway on the new parkade, which is being built in the northwest portion of the existing visitor lot.

"We are very happy to announce the start of construction on this much-needed project," said Health Minister Everett Hindley. "Parking availability and safety at the Regina General Hospital has been a concern for patients, staff and visitors. The additional parking spaces that will be created will improve accessibility and improve safety for those who work at and visit the General Hospital."

The parkade will include 1,005 stalls, with 873 in the parkade and 132 on the surface.

"The Regina General Hospital Parkade project has been designed to enhance accessibility and convenience for all who access the facility," said Saskatchewan Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Andrew Will. "The parkade project is also a clear demonstration of the shared commitment of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan to the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and dedicated staff."

Construction is expected to be completed in November 2024.

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