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Update on May Construction Activity

Work continues on two construction projects located near the middle of the main hospital campus. Some construction activities will take place outside of regular work hours: on Saturdays, May 14 and 21, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on Monday, May 16, until 8 p.m. Given the location of the construction work, we do not expect significant noise beyond the hospital campus. If you have questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience!

Upcoming Construction on Main Campus

Beginning Monday, April 25, Seattle Children’s will begin work on a project to ensure the safety of our facility. Two new fuel tanks will be installed at the site of the former helipad, on the north side of the building at the mid-point of campus. The new fuel tanks will replace the tanks currently in place, which support the emergency generators that are critical to our operations. This work is under City of Seattle permit number 3022509. Intermittent off-hours work will occur for this project; we will post updates on this blog 72 hours in advance of any off-hours work taking place. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Weekend Construction Update: Mar. 19

Seattle Children’s will be performing construction activities near the midpoint of campus on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Weekend Construction Update: Feb. 12 and Feb. 13

On Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13, you may hear a bit of noise coming from the center of Seattle Children’s main campus. Intermittent concrete chipping will occur in this area between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our facilities for our patients.

SDOT Road Work on Sand Point Way NE Begins Monday, Feb. 8

Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, Sand Point Way NE will close to through traffic between NE 70th St. and NE 95th St. while Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) repairs a failing retaining wall in the 8500 block. Please note that this project is a SDOT project, and while it is not associated with Seattle Children’s Hospital, it will impact commute times and traffic near the hospital. The Burke Gilman Trail will not be affected by this work.  Reroute information and updates for bus route 75 can be found here. Vehicle detour information and other details about this project from SDOT can be found here. The closure is expected to last three to four weeks. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Art Brochet, SDOT Project Communications Lead, at art.brochet@seattle.gov.

PBMU Fencing Installation

This Saturday, Jan. 30, fencing will be installed for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) play yard and porch from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be some vehicle activity as trucks use the access road off NE 45th St., but overall impacts to traffic and noise will be minimal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Weekend Construction Update, Jan. 16 to Jan. 23

An update was made to this post on January 20, 2016.

Over the next few weeks, the following construction projects will occur at Seattle Children’s as we continue to improve our facilities for our patients.

  • Saturday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Fencing materials will be delivered to the access road off of NE 45th St. and installed for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) play yard and porch. This work will not impact traffic in the area and noise will be minimal.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Asphalt repair work will be completed near the River zone loading dock off Penny Drive. This work will include cutting and patching asphalt, and removing dirt using a vacuum truck. These activities will generate some noise, but there should be minimal to no impact on traffic and parking.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

PBMU Play Yard and Porch Update

This Saturday, Jan. 9, fencing will be installed for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) play yard and porch, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This work will not impact traffic in the area and noise will be minimal. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our facilities for our patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.

A Second Life for Christmas Trees

You may hear a little noise on the south end of main campus Saturday, Jan. 2, but it won’t be coming from construction. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle Boy Scout troops will be chipping recycled Christmas trees to provide mulch for Seattle Children’s gardens. Neighbors are welcome to bring their Christmas trees over and join in this green effort to support the Boy Scouts and Seattle Children’s. There will be trucks and flaggers present near 45th street, with little impact to traffic. Thanks for your patience and Happy Holidays!

Fencing Material Deliveries

Now through Friday, Dec. 11, small flatbed trucks will make periodic deliveries of fencing material to the access road on the south side of the Ocean building. These deliveries will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday only. This work will not impact traffic in the area and noise will be very minimal. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our facilities for our patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860.