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Memorial Hospital starts Campus Master Plan

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Yakima, WASH.--The first visible work on Memorial Hospital's "30-year Campus Master Plan" will start on Monday. 

The hospital will begin road construction at the intersection of Walnut and South 28th avenues.

Construction crews will upgrade a water main system and install barriers to make the hospital a closed campus.

Memorial Vice President, Jim Aberle said neighborhood traffic has been a problem for a long time, and re-routing hospital traffic will fix that.

"We were working on that for 5 or 6 years by the time it finally got approved," said Aberle. "It's been a work in progress, and it serves the neighbors and the hospital well."

The construction is expected to last 4-5 weeks. During that time, drivers can enter the hospital campus from Tieton Drive.