Beginning this week construction has caused lane closures near the campus of Methodist University Hospital, located in Memphis, Tenn., for the largest transformation project in the history of the Memphis Medical District.

Slated to cost $280 million, the project includes a 440,000-square-foot addition in the form of a tower, which will create room to upgrade services within the hospital, as well as provide new medical technology. The upgrade of services consolidates oncology, transplant and outpatient programs into a new centralized area that will increase efficiency.

A newly constructed parking plaza will provide 700 parking spaces for access directly into the new patient tower, and demolition of the Crews Wing will allow space for two gardens which will provide greenspace.

The project is expected to be completed in 2019.