Dosher Encourages All Patients and Visitors to Use Marked Hospital Detour

N. Howe at Fodale is closed effective July 22, 2021.  

The Howe Street Construction Project in Downtown Southport is expected to close off Howe Street at Fodale Avenue, effective Thursday, July 22, 2021.  This closure will impact the traffic pattern to the front entrance of Dosher Memorial Hospital, the Dosher Emergency Department, and certain Dosher Medical Clinics.  Vehicles will not have access to the hospital from N. Howe Street during this time.  Please familiarize yourself with the detour route and give yourself more travel time to arrive to your scheduled appointments.

Dosher encourages all patients and visitors to use the marked hospital detour route by following the detour signage posted at Routes 211/87, 87/Rob Gandy Blvd., and E. Leonard at Fodale.

To hospital front entrance and Emergency Department from 211/133/87:

Follow the hospital detour signs from the corner of 211/87 (River Road) to Rob Gandy Boulevard.   Follow Rob Gandy Blvd. to E. Leonard Street and make a right (The route is well marked with Hospital detour signs and arrows to point you in the right direction).

Follow E. Leonard to Fodale Ave. and make a right.  The front entrance of the hospital and Emergency Department will be on your left.  The parking lots are open.

If you have appointments at any of the Dosher Medical Clinic sites in downtown Southport, you will also be affected by the detours.  Please call your medical provider’s office with questions and for the most up to date and accurate detour information.


Updated information on hospital detours can be found at or