The Commonwealth Medical College is moving forward with the construction of its Medical Sciences Building at 525 Pine St. in Scranton with a 24-hour concrete pour involving more than 400 trucks to lay the foundation of the new building.
The following streets will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday: Pine Street, from North Washington Avenue to Kressler Court; Dix Court, from Pine to Gibson Street; Kessler Court, from Pine to Gibson. Gibson will only be closed if needed.
There will be no parking on Gibson from North Washington to Jefferson Avenue. Scranton police will post signs for all traffic.
The Commonwealth Medical College expects to enroll 60 medical students and 30 master of biomedical sciences students in the fall. The school will train the next generation of physicians in a community-based model.
Focusing on selecting students with a propensity for community service, the school is being designed to provide students with diverse clinical experiences and will have campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport.