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Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service's New Building in Austin is Open

April 05, 2019 06:25 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- After several delays due to weather, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service's new building in Austin is up and running.

Crews broke ground on the 8,000-square-foot facility at the corner of 5th Street and 18th Avenue NW back in August, with the hope of moving in by January, but construction delays brought on by the weather pushed that date back to March.

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The new space is quadruple the size of the old building on Oakland Avenue, and officials say it will set them up well for the future.

"We hope to get 45 or 50-plus years of service out of this building, so it was really meant and designed with the future in mind, from a technology perspective and a space perspective," said Kristofer Keltgen, operations manage of the ambulance service.

Mayo officials also say they think the new building will help attrack more paramedics to work there. That's good news, as call volumes continue to increase.

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