FARMINGTON — The front parking lots at Franklin Memorial Hospital are being resurfaced to better serve hospital patients and visitors.

The project consists of excavating the old pavement, rebuilding a solid base, asphalt paving and line painting. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 18, and is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete.

“Even though we have parking assistance during normal business hours for people with mobility issues, the uneven terrain that currently exists in the parking lots can be difficult for those unsteady on their feet who enter the facility at other times,” Rebecca Arsenault, FMH president and CEO, said in a written statement. “This upgrade is long overdue and will help create the safest possible environment for our patients and visitors.”

Hospital officials asked for the public’s assistance to help this project go smoothly. Paving will take place in two sections at a time. As one area is completed, it will reopen, and another section will close.

The work area will be closed off by large orange traffic barrels and concrete barriers; two parking lot sections will remain open at all times.

Work will normally take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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