Council to decide on hospital support |

Council to decide on hospital support

Christina M. Currie

Plans to construct a new hospital include closing Russell Street and Craig City Council members have said they don’t know enough about the potential impacts to make a decision.

In an informational meeting last week about the proposed new hospital, council members and city staff said they were concerned about the impact closing the street would have on traffic and utility services and asked that a traffic impact study be done.

Randy Phelps, The Memorial Hospital administrator, said he would look into the issue and discuss it with the hospital’s architect.

He also said money has been appropriated to deal with drainage and relocating utility services if Russell Street is closed.

Members of the council did not offer their full support of the hospital’s plans last week, but they plan to make a decision Tuesday night.

At their regular meeting, they will consider whether to write a letter of support for the construction of a new hospital.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers of Craig City Hall.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031 or by e-mail at

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