Novant Health Inc. is closing until the end of 2024 a portion of its Loop Road at Forsyth Medical Center that provides access to its emergency department.
The service road closure goes into effect Tuesday.
The section is closed to accommodate the next phase of a planned $403.4 million investment in infrastructure and capital assets at the hospital. This section of Loop Road serves as the emergency service entry point from South Hawthorne Road and Silas Creek Parkway. With the closure, motorists in South Hawthorne will have to drive on Silas Creek and access emergency service from the intersection with Hanes Mall Boulevard. This also affects the bus stop on Loop Road, which is moved in front of the hospital’s west tower.
“New signage will be added around campus to help patients and visitors identify the new traffic pattern,” Novant said.
“Patients and visitors can still enter campus via Hawthorne Road and Silas Creek Parkway and park in the visitor parking lot.”
Novant launched the second phase of its expansion in September.
The system unveiled the project in February, which plans to spend $222 million to build an intensive care tower slated to open in late 2024. The tower is Novant’s biggest investment for its main Triad hospital.