The USC Health Sciences Campus Beautification Project, a multiyear effort to give the campus a more pedestrian-friendly, park-like feel, continues to move forward.

As part of the project, sidewalks are being widened, new signage and new lighting is being installed, trees are being planted and buildings are being constructed.

“The Health Sciences Campus is in the midst of a transformation to provide a patient-friendly environment of exceptional care for many years to come,” said Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC.

As construction continues across the Health Sciences Campus, patients, faculty and staff are reminded to be aware that there may be some traffic delays. Patients can access hospitals through Norfolk and Alcazar streets off Soto Street. Additionally, patient parking is available in the Keck Hospital structure and through the valets in front of Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.


Wednesday, April 12 – Thursday, April 20: Gas company work on San Pablo, Eastlake and Norfolk streets.


Weekend street closures for street paving:

8 p.m. Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23: Intersection closure at San Pablo and Alcazar streets.

8 p.m. Friday, April 28 – Sunday April 30: Intersection closure at San Pablo and Norfolk streets.


Faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors also are advised of the following notices that could impact traffic, scheduled to begin in June:

  • There will only be one-way traffic on San Pablo Street. Construction will occur on pedestrian sidewalks on the west side of the street, opposite Keck Hospital of USC.
  • Motorists traveling north on San Pablo Street will not be allowed to make left turn to Alcazar Street.
  • Pedestrian sidewalks will be open on east side of San Pablo Street, near Keck Hospital.
  • The San Pablo tram stop will be relocated to the east side of San Pablo Street, in front of HC2.
  • The San Pablo/Eastlake tram stop will be relocated to south side of Eastlake Avenue, in front of USC Norris.

— Douglas Morino