PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Planning Board has voted unanimously to approve a $512 million expansion for Maine Medical Center’s campus in the city.
The project is expected to get underway in May and will require a section of a busy street to close for two months. The project approved Tuesday will relocate the hospital’s helipad.
It will also add two new floors to a patient center and three more floors for parking.
The project is the first phase in a reconstruction plan that is expected to continue for the next five years.
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Maine Medical Center CEO Richard Petersen says the project will provide “a tremendous benefit to Maine and all who need first-class health care in our community.”