Parking Lot Reconstruction to Begin at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center

July 19, 2023

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center announces the beginning of the 3-Phase reconstruction of its Avena Avenue parking lot. Once complete, the project will provide better parking for individuals with limited mobility, a safer, cleaner experience for patients, visitors and Guthrie caregivers, and a more aesthetically pleasing look for neighbors. 

Phase 1 of the project begins on Monday, July 24. Work includes the portion of the parking lot directly across from the nursing and rehabilitation center and extending to Evergreen Street. Parking will not be available in this area. Visitors and patients will still have access to a portion of the current parking lot. Guthrie caregiver parking will be moved to alternate locations. 

In late September, the Phase 1 section will be reopened to visitors and patients, and the remaining portion of the lot will be closed for Phase 2. During this phase, Alvena Avenue will be permanently closed off at the end nearest the Emergency Department and access to Alvena will only be available from Homer Avenue. 

Phase 3, which includes the loop at the hospital’s front entrance will begin as Phase 2 is wrapping up. A specific timeline will be determined as the project moves forward. 

Construction crews are scheduled to be on-site Monday-Thursday each week, from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The entire project is expected to be completed in 16 weeks, pending weather delays.