New Royal Inland Hospital parkade opening next week

A tour group goes through the new parkade during construction on March 5, 2016.
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KAMLOOPS - Parking will be a lot easier to find at Royal Inland Hospital next week with the opening of the new parkade.

The parkade, located in front of the hospital, will open Monday, July 25, hospital health services director Kris Kristjanson says.

“We’re really pleased construction is on time and on schedule,” he says. “It’s a 44 per cent increase in parking for the public.”

The project is on budget as well.

The new parking lot has 350 stalls spread out across four floors and will be specifically for the public. The back parkade will be turned into a staff only lot. Kristjanson says it’s an increase of 127 new stalls for public use. There are still 23 spots by the emergency entrance.

While the first four floors are for parking and will open July 25, the top two floors of the six-storey structure will be for outpatient services and education, which will be finished Monday, August 15.

— This story was corrected at 3:34 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 to correct Kris Kristjanson's name.

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