Construction to close road near Parkwest Medical Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Parkwest Boulevard near Parkwest Medical Center will close for approximately three months starting on Feb. 11 for construction.

Medical Center traffic will be rerouted to Sherill Blv.

West-bound traffic will still have access to medical offices up to the Physicians Plaza.

The consruction is part of a $99 million project which is projected to be complete in October of 2019. According to Parkwest's website, the upgrade will include a new patent tower, additional operating rooms, a special entrance for surgical patients and relocation of the helipad. The new location will allow for quicker access to emergency facilites.