Forrest General Hospital builds new parking garage

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Construction on a new parking garage at Forrest General Hospital is underway.

Hospital Officials said they are making improvements towards future growth, and one of the first things that had to be done is provide adequate parking for employees and patients.

Construction on the new garage started in mid June. Once it is finished, the garage will supply more than 1,000 new parking spots.

Eagle Parking LLC, a private developer is building the garage at a cost of $14 million. Forrest General will lease the building.

Construction should be complete by June 2012.

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