DuBois, PA – Starting today or tomorrow, the North Wing at Penn Highlands DuBois East will be demolished.
Services at the hospital will continue uninterrupted in the other parts of the building. A fence was installed to block off the North Wing area of Penn Highlands East as the demolition takes place. All patients are being asked to use Sunflower Drive to get to the parking area and to get to the main entrance and Entrance B of Penn Highlands DuBois East.
Demolition of the North Wing at Penn Highlands DuBois East will start on Thursday, January 2, or Friday, January 3, at the latest.
The North Wing is the overhang with the large pillars that faces Sandy Lick Creek.
On Tuesday morning, a fence was installed to block off the North Wing area of the East building in preparation for demolition.
As services at PH DuBois East will continue uninterrupted in the adjoining areas, all patient vehicles are being routed down Sunflower Drive for parking and access to the Main Entrance and Entrance B.
After the North Wing is down and cleaned up to a certain point, the fence will be moved so a pedestrian walkway can be created from the main parking lot to Entrance B.
After the fence is moved, the demolition and removal will continue. The fence will remain in place until the new building is constructed.