August 14, 2015
Access Prairies Partnership, the selected proponent for the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB) replacement, will be on site Monday, August 17, 2015 to begin work needed to prepare for construction.
Starting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 and for the duration of construction, the Jersey Street access to SHNB and the North Battleford Youth Centre from North Battleford's Parson's Industrial Park will be closed at the north side of the small bridge on Jersey Street. Barriers will be in place.
Two alternate roads are in place from the industrial park to access the existing Saskatchewan Hospital facility:
- the new route is an extension of Hereford Street with access to Hereford from Jersey Street at Canola Avenue, Marquis Avenue, Thatcher Avenue, and Highway 16;
- the other route is from Riverside Drive, commonly known as 'the low road'. Riverside Drive is the main road from North Battleford and Highway 16 to the North Battleford Golf and Country Club.
Jersey Street will also be closed from a short distance northwest of the Saskatchewan Hospital Main Entrance. Barriers will be in place.
The site pre-construction work includes erection of fencing, and some clearing and levelling to establish an APP site office. Cement trucks pouring the fence post footings, as well as dump trucks and an excavator, will be on-site.
This is site preparation work only and not work on the actual facility.
To ensure your own safety and the safety of all, unauthorized individuals must stay clear of the construction site.
The new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford provincial psychiatric facility is a design-build-finance-maintain public-private partnership (P3). The new 284-bed facility will have 32 more beds than the current 156-bed Saskatchewan Hospital and a 96-room secure unit to accommodate and provide support for male and female offenders living with mental health issues. This is an innovative approach for delivering mental health care and supports to clients with significant psychiatric rehabilitation needs.