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NEWS

Phase III of Health Center Parking Lot To Begin


10.18.19

The third and final phase of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center parking lot construction project will commence on Monday, October 21, 2019. The final phase will focus on the west portion of the complex entryway, west side of the circle drive around the main lot and parking areas between the Pharmacy and Behavioral Health Center as indicated by the black highlight in the image above.

During Phase III there will be no access to the Pharmacy drive-up window or the west door by Pharmacy. Pharmacy staff will provide accommodation to ADA patients by providing curbside delivery of medications as needed. Patients can pull to the front doors of the Health Center, phone into the Pharmacy and wait in the marked area for their prescriptions. Signage with the phone number will be provided at the Health Center.

For parking, patients and guests can utilize the center circle lot in front of the Health Center and the east lot in front of Social Services. Both the Health Center front doors and the Social Services door on the east side of the building will be available for accessing the building.

To reach the Behavioral Health building, visitors will be required to utilize a temporary sidewalk, indicated by the purple highlight in the image above. A small portion of the sidewalk will cross through the work zone and caution should be exercised. Visitors with ADA needs are requested to check-in at the Health Center front desk and accommodations will be provided to safely transport them to the Behavioral Health building.

:: Care and Use of New Pavement ::

Here are a few tips on what not to do in order to prevent damage to the newly paved lots. Damage to pavement is expensive to repair.

1) When in a parked position do not turn your wheels back and forth. Turning wheels before moving does the most harm to a new lot. The motion will rip apart the top layer of the asphalt and create a spot that looks like loose gravel. Eventually, a hole will start to form at these locations. Once this damage is done, it is extensive and expensive to repair.

2) If you have a heavy vehicle do not park in the same spot every day. Park the vehicle in different spots each day so that you do not start to cause indentations from the vehicle parked in the same spot with the tires sitting in the same spot each day.

3) Any motorcycle will need a plate or board under the kickstand for the first 6-12 months (and possibly during the hot summer months) to prevent the kickstand from sinking into the new asphalt. The kickstand holds a lot of the weight of the motorcycle and will get pressed into the new asphalt unless something is placed under.

4) If your vehicle is known to leak a lot of oil or antifreeze – do not park on the new asphalt. The asphalt is fresh and not fully cured, any leaks of oils and antifreeze can cause premature deterioration of the asphalt. This is for anyone with severe leaks that they know of (requirement of weekly addition of more oil or antifreeze to vehicle due to leaks).