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University of Kentucky Hospital Work To Start Soon

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Another phase of construction is in the works at University of Kentucky Hospital.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Turner Construction Co. announced it won the contract for the $150 million project. Part of the work is scheduled to be complete by the end of January 2016, with neonatal intensive-care unit renovation starting in May and set for completion in July 2017.

The new hospital opened in 2011 and is being finished in phases.

The work that will begin later this year includes the build-out and finishing of 125,000 square feet on the ninth and 10th floors of the 12-story patient-care complex. Both floors are part of the patient care wing.

Included with be the fit-out of six additional elevators, a new 30,000-square-foot kitchen-cafeteria, a 7,000-square-foot radiology suite and a hyperbaric wound center.