MADISON, Wis. — Construction is underway on a new outpatient VA clinic on Madison’s significantly northeast facet.

Officials from the Madison VA Clinic held a groundbreaking ceremony for the clinic in the 4900 block of Eastpark Boulevard Wednesday morning.

When it opens, the 30,000-square-foot facility will provide an approximated 5,000 or a lot more veterans from parts of Dane, Columbia, Dodge and Jefferson counties. All around 110 VA personnel will workers the facility.

The VA stated the site was picked following an examination of in which the area’s veteran population life. It will also aid the VA provide a aspect of the location that has been normally underserved, Madison VA Medical center director John Rohrer stated.

“(It is) something that has been in the scheduling for lots of, several yrs to carry entry to the veterans so they can get primary care and specialty care and specialty solutions that we are likely to provide out here in a 30-minute push time,” Rohrer reported. “This has been an location that we glance to broaden into due to the fact of the corridors we have listed here for accessibility.”

Construction is expected to take about a 12 months, with the clinic set to open up in the fall of 2023.