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Update: Parking Lot Construction June 1 to July 11

Note: Updated to reflect new end date

From Wednesday, June 1 to Monday, July 11, there will be some minor demolition work to upgrade equipment for the entrance islands of Lots 1 and 2 at the hospital campus. The loudest work is expected to happen on June 13 and June 14; neighbors may hear noise of jack hammering and saw cutting on these dates.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, July 5

On Tuesday, July 5, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune several trees on the South and West side of Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work includes pruning of dead limbs, removing two weed trees from a retaining wall, and light pruning for pedestrian, vehicle, building, and light clearance. The majority of work will be located within campus, with the exception of light pruning for sidewalk clearance on NE 40th St, North of the ED entrance, and for vehicle clearance on Sand Point Way. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District Closure

Delivering a positive experience for patients, their families and workforce members is our top priority. During routine evaluations of the renovation project currently underway at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District, it was discovered that repairs were needed that were beyond the original scope. As a result, we will be closing this location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation and develop long-term plans. We are shifting operations to the recently opened OBCC Othello location in early July.

We are currently rescheduling families with OBCC Central location appointments to receive care at the OBCC Othello location or via telehealth.

We remain firmly committed to the Central District community and are working toward a solution. We promise to keep patients, families and the community updated on progress.

For more information please visit, www.seattlechildrens.org/obcc or call 206-987-7210.


Tree Work at Springbrook Professional Center, June 16

On Thursday, June 16, Bartlett Tree Experts will be pruning a big leaf maple on the far NE corner of the Springbrook Professional Center at 4540 Sand Point Way NE. This pruning is necessary to reduce the weight of the branch ends and reduce the risk of branch failure.

A Bartlett bucket truck and chipper will be parking in the small lot north of 4605 40th Ave NE for the duration of the work. The crew will cone off the lawn area on the north end of the Springbrook property to access the tree, but there will be no access impact to Springbrook parking, visitors or staff. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Parking Lot Construction June 1 to June 28

From Wednesday, June 1 to Tuesday June 28, there will be some minor demolition work to existing parking areas. The loudest work is expected to happen on June 13 and June 14, neighbors may hear noise of jack hammering and saw cutting on these dates.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Crane To Be Used at Hospital Campus April 16

On Saturday, April 16, construction personnel will deliver a large piece of mechanical equipment (a deaerator tank) to Seattle Children’s hospital campus and will use a crane located on Seattle Children’s property to move the tank. The crane will arrive at approximately 6 a.m. and will be set up at that time. We expect all work to be complete by 11 a.m. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed, but all public streets will remain open and on-street parking will not be affected. Neighbors may hear noise while the crane is being set up, operated, and disassembled, from construction vehicle back-up beepers, and when the truck carrying the crane enters and exits the site.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, Feb. 24

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove trees and ivy at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. All vegetation to be pruned and removed is located within the campus, not along surrounding streets. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Sewer Work Impacts 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street Feb. 4

On Friday, Feb. 4, sewer line work in 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street associated with Building Care will lead to the following impacts:

  • No parking will be allowed on 40th Avenue between 45th Street and Sand Point Way NE.
  • That portion of 40th Avenue will be reduced to one lane near the Seattle Children’s entrance. Flaggers will be used to safely maintain two-way traffic.
  • The Metro route 65 bus stop on 40th Avenue near Seattle Children’s Emergency Department will be closed, and buses will not drive down 40th Avenue that day.
  • Temporary steel traffic ramps will be placed on 45th Street at the west side of the intersection with 40th Avenue. Flaggers will be on site and vehicles will need to slow down while driving over the ramps. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times on 45th Street.

The sewer work will begin at 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, and we expect it to be complete by 3 p.m. that day. The City of Seattle has approved a noise variance allowing this project to begin earlier in the day than normal. Early morning noise will primarily be from setting up traffic control, the use of forklifts and placing pipes on the ground; the noisier construction work will begin around 7 a.m.

Sidewalks on 40th Avenue and 45th Street will be open during this work. Please use caution if walking near the construction area.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Crane To Be Used at Hospital Campus Jan. 30

On Sunday, Jan. 30, construction personnel will deliver a large piece of mechanical equipment (a deaerator tank) to Seattle Children’s hospital campus and will use a crane to move the tank and other equipment. Crews will be on site starting at 5 a.m. to assess conditions. The crane will arrive at approximately 6 a.m. and will be set up at that time. We expect all work to be complete by 2 p.m. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed, but all public streets will remain open and on-street parking will not be affected. Neighbors may hear noise while the crane is being set up, used and disassembled, and when the truck carrying the crane enters and exits the site.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Tree Maintenance Work around Ocean, Mountain and Springbrook

Starting Monday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15, there will be tree work on the hospital campus between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that will primarily affect the Ocean and Mountain buildings as well as the Springbrook property. Tree pruning around Ocean and Mountain will occur Monday and Tuesday with no impacts to staff or visitor parking but will create some noise from chainsaws and clippers. The removal of hazardous trees that were damaged in a recent storm at Springbrook and near Ocean garage will occur on Wednesday with similar noise impacts. For questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, Manager of Grounds Maintenance.