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Published on June 27, 2016

Rutland Regional to Replace Sewer Line Dating Back to 1950s

Expect lot closures and changes to traffic flow

A major sewer line at Rutland Regional Medical Center will be replaced with newer pipes designed to handle higher output volumes. The project will begin on July 11 and will replace an aging sewer line originally installed in 1957. About 300 feet of new 12″ PVC pipe will improve reliability and capacity and meet the increased needs of patients, visitors and staff. The sewer line to be replaced runs from the main Allen Street entrance south to the Allen Street Outpatient Services entrance. The project will be completed in two weeks.
A portion of the Allen Street lot will be closed during construction and vehicles will be re-directed to alternate parking lots on-site. For patients with mobility issues, shuttle transportation will be available from the alternate lot to the hospital. Additionally, traffic patterns will be modified as necessary to accommodate construction. Traffic officers and directional signage will alert the public to detours and alternate parking options. The physician’s parking lot will remain open during construction and accessible from the lower employee parking lot.

On the evening of July 11 a portion of Allen Street near the Allen Street hospital entrance will be closed to traffic. Traffic officers will direct traffic as necessary around the road closure. Emergency responders will be able to access the Emergency Department through the employee parking lot on Allen Street.

"The lines to be replaced are main sewage lines for the hospital," said Mary Nemeth, Vice President of Support Services. "Investing in this project was vital to avoid sewer blockages and ensure reliable service to our patients now and well into the future."

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. US News & World Report has recognized Rutland Regional as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, and Healthgrades® named Rutland Regional among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, along with "high performing" designations for its clinical performance in Pacemaker Procedures, Prostate Surgery and Total Knee Replacement. As one of the safest hospitals in the nation, Rutland Regional was honored with an ‘A’ grade by The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score. Recently designated for a second time, Rutland Regional is a Magnet® hospital, providing the highest level of recognition for quality nursing care.


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