Clearing begins for hospital expansion

A project to expand Capital Region Medical Center has begun on property north of the current facility in Jefferson City. At least one more of the houses on Monroe Street in the background will be torn down for the project.

A project to expand Capital Region Medical Center has begun on property north of the current facility in Jefferson City. At least one more of the houses on Monroe Street in the background will be torn down for the project. Photo by Julie Smith.

Work has begun in earnest to create the expansion that will be attached to Capital Region Medical Center along Madison Street in Jefferson City.

Site clearing is being performed by crews from Jeff Schnieders Construction and Arthur Ratliff Tree and Stump Removal. Because Capital Region is a community hospital, its board wanted to use local talent to clear, prepare and construct the multi-million dollar expansion which is scheduled for opening in late 2015.

Except for the northern entrance to the current facility that connects to Woodlawn Avenue, that street has been closed off between Madison and Monroe streets to accomodate the expansion.

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