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Building Cure Early Morning Site Activities on Monday, July 17

Large concrete pump trucks will be staged at the Building Cure job site in downtown Seattle to prepare for the second large mat foundation placement on July 17. Concrete trucks are expected between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., allowing approximately 1,000 cubic yards of concrete to be placed into the foundation before rush hour. Trucks will enter the site from Stewart Street and exit on Virginia Street. Please pay close attention to the flagger’s directions and signage during these activities. Read full post »

Building Cure Early Morning Site Activities the Week of July 3

Large concrete pump trucks will be staged at the Building Cure site in downtown Seattle the afternoon of July 5 to prepare for foundation placement beginning July 6 at 2 a.m. Concrete trucks are expected between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. to pour about 1,000 cubic yards of concrete into the foundation before rush hour. Trucks will enter the site from Stewart Street and exit on Virginia Street. Please pay close attention to flaggers and signage during these activities.

Building Cure will erect its second tower crane on Saturday, July 8. A noise variance is issued for work to begin at 3:30 a.m. Beginning at 7 a.m., tower crane segments will be laid out and stacked into place from the project laydown yard. Two police officers will be onsite to direct traffic. We do not anticipate impacts to pedestrian or vehicular traffic while the tower crane is erected, aside from brief stops to allow loads to enter the jobsite.

The tower crane will be in place for about 16 months and will be used to move materials like formwork for the structure, reinforcing steel, equipment, job boxes for the crews, and other construction support items and activities.

Improvements to Path Between 44th Ave. NE and Seattle Children’s Campus Begin July 5

To improve safety, and as part of Seattle Children’s Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP), construction will begin on a new path connecting Seattle Children’s campus to 44th Ave. NE. It will take about four weeks to complete. During construction there will be some trucks parked nearby, for the shortest time possible to perform necessary work; construction will only take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. As much as possible, parking and construction will take place on Seattle Children’s property. The existing path will remain until the new one is constructed. Thank you for your patience as we improve pedestrian safety on and around our campus! If you have questions or concerns, please email construction@seattlechildrens.org.

External Drilling on West Side of Seattle Children’s Campus Starting July 5

Starting Wednesday, July 5, a private geotechnical company will drill six large holes at different locations on the west side of the Seattle Children’s campus to take soil samples. Each drilling will take about a day to complete. They will bring in a large drill rig to complete the work, and there will be some noise and possible vibration. If you have questions or concerns, please email construction@seattlechildrens.org.

Tower Crane to Be Installed at Building Cure Site on June 18

Building Cure will get its first tower crane on Sunday, June 18. A noise variance was issued for work to begin at 3 a.m., when large excavators and heavy equipment will be removed. Beginning at 7 a.m., tower crane segments will be laid out and stacked into place. Two police officers will be onsite directing traffic. We do not anticipate impacts to pedestrian or vehicular traffic while the tower crane is erected, aside from brief stops to allow loads to enter the jobsite.

The tower crane will be in place for about 14 months and will be used to move materials like formwork for the structure, reinforcing steel, equipment, job boxes for the crews, and other construction support items and activities.

Building Cure Excavation Close to ‘Bottoming Out’

The Building Cure team is making big progress in our excavation activities for the below-grade spaces. About 75% of the total material has been removed. We anticipate a mid-June “bottoming out,” where we reach the elevation for the top of foundations. We’ll then begin excavation activities for each of the foundations. Given the lower volume of material removed for structural excavation work, we’ll be able to transition from night hauling to intermittent day hauling. During day hauling, flaggers will be posted at the entrance and exit to the job site to ensure pedestrian safety as trucks enter and exit the job site. Please follow all sidewalk closure signs and periodic instructions by the flaggers. They are there for your safety!

Weekend Construction Work at Seattle Children’s, Saturday, April 22

System upgrade work continues on the Seattle Children’s campus. On Saturday, April 22, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., work will take place in the middle of campus; normal construction noise levels are expected. Large vehicles will enter and exit the Seattle Children’s campus along Sand Point Way; we do not anticipate impacts to traffic. For questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.

Truck Activity Along Terry Avenue at Building Cure Site Through March 24

Through Friday, March 24, concrete trucks will enter and exit the Building Cure construction site from Terry Avenue. This allows shoring activities along the west wall to continue. Work should have minimal impact to Terry Avenue as it is a no-parking zone, and the sidewalk along this street currently is closed for construction activities.

We anticipate approximately 20 trucks per day will drive down Terry Avenue during this timeframe. We will run street sweepers to keep Terry Avenue clean and will ensure a flagger is stationed at the corner of Terry and Virginia to assist with safe crossings for the Spruce Street School children during school arrival and departure times.

For concerns or emergency issues regarding this planned work or future construction, please call the Building Cure construction line at 206-219-3157.

Follow Building Cure Construction Progress

Now you can follow construction progress at Building Cure from your desktop or mobile device. A time-lapse camera takes four photos of the site every 20 minutes. View the construction site. Click on the panoramic view icon to see the entire construction site. For a time-lapse video of the construction progress, select one of the views and click on the “Play time-lapse sequence” button near the bottom of the screen.

Traffic and Sidewalk Interruptions on Terry and Virginia Avenues Throughout March

Several Seattle Children’s Research Institute Building Cure construction-related activities that will interrupt traffic and sidewalk flow are slated to take place through the month of March:

  • Week of March 6: Toward the end of this week, the construction crew will be delivering heavy equipment and material onsite to prepare for shoring and mass excavation activities, scheduled to begin on Monday, March 13. Expect increased truck traffic and activity onsite going forward. Flaggers will be stationed at the site entrance on Stewart and Virginia to ensure pedestrian safety as traffic enters and leaves the jobsite.
  • March 13 through March 24: The Virginia Avenue sidewalk will be closed 24 hours a day until Century Link relocation work is complete. Signage and barriers will be provided to ensure pedestrians are diverted from this sidewalk closure.
  • Through March 15: Concrete trucks and pumps will be intermittently stationed on Terry Avenue which could impact sidewalk flow. A flagger will be stationed on Terry Avenue to ensure pedestrian safety during these activities.
  • Beginning March 20: Excavated soils will be removed at night in accordance with City of Seattle Night-Haul Standards. Trucks will be entering and leaving the jobsite from the alley. Flaggers will be stationed at entrances and exits to ensure safe pathway for pedestrians. There should be minimal impact to traffic and sidewalks.

 

We have received a Noise Variance from the City of Seattle for loading and hauling of the excavated materials. If you have any concerns or emergency issues regarding this planned work or future construction, please call our Building Cure construction contact line at 206-219-3157.