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Construction on KGH's new hospital moving forward

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- NBC Right Now continues to follow construction for KGH's new hospital and now we've learned new information about the $112 million dollar project.

The hospital has set a date for an official groundbreaking. Currently, large land moving vehicles are moving dirt and trucks are watering down the land next to Southridge high school.

Plans for the 200,000 square foot facility was announced in April. However, if you drove pass the area, it didn't look like much was going on, but hospitals CEO, Glen Marshall says that wasn't the case, "actually, we did get started immediately. We were out there within a week putting, we had to water the site for almost a month before we could really do the site work."

Marshall add concrete should be poured on the site in a week. Construction is expected to take two years to complete.

When finished, the hospital says over a hundred new medical jobs will be created. The groundbreaking is scheduled June 15th from 5pm to 7pm.