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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.


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.


Drone Photography at the Hospital Campus Dec. 13 to Dec. 17

As part of a Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) project, drones will be capturing photographs of the hospital campus the week of Dec. 13.  The purpose of the FCA project is to complete a thorough mechanical, electrical and architectural assessment of hospital campus.

Drones, along with some digital cameras, will be capturing photographs and thermal imaging of all the hospital campus buildings. The thermal imaging must be done during the wintertime to best capture the heat loss of the buildings; however, this work is weather dependent and may have to be rescheduled in the case of heavy rain.

Images will capture the roofs and all the exterior walls of the buildings. The drones will be traveling up and down the outside walls and outside windows. Neighbors may briefly see the drones above the hospital or adjacent to buildings at times during this work. We don’t expect any noise issues. The drone work will be coordinated with the helicopter landings.

For any questions or concerns, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Generators at Mountain Loading Dock Nov. 19 to Nov. 22

Due to a planned temporary electrical shutdown, large generators will be placed at the Mountain Loading dock restricting access from Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m. through Nov. 21, at 4:00 p.m. The generators will run overnight on Saturday Nov. 20 and are not expected to be noisy for neighbors. For any questions or concerns, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.

 


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31

This will be the last weekly update about upcoming Building Care construction activities. Work will continue within the building until spring 2022. We will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, construction crews will continue building out interior spaces. Wood siding will be installed on the exterior of level 1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building) near the staff entrance when the carpenters strike is resolved.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. External construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 11 to Oct. 24

Major construction on Building Care will conclude in October, but work will continue within the building until spring 2022. After October, we will no longer publish weekly posts on the Construction Blog for Building Care. However, we will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces on all levels
  • River Entrance vestibule renovations begin (pending carpenter availability); alternative entry into River 3 will be provided adjacent to the vestibule

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 4 to Oct. 10

Major construction on Building Care will conclude in October, but work will continue within the building until spring 2022. After October, we will no longer publish weekly posts on the Construction Blog for Building Care. However, we will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Painting and striping

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

Major construction on Building Care will conclude in October, but work will continue within the building until spring 2022. After October, we will no longer publish weekly posts on the Construction Blog for Building Care. However, we will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Painting and striping
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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


Potential Union Picketers at Seattle Children’s Hospital Campus

The Northwest Carpenters Union (NCU) has given notice of its intent to strike. If the strike happens, union members may begin picketing outside the Building Care construction site at Seattle Children’s Hospital campus as early as Thursday, Sept. 16, and may also picket outside the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello construction site.

We are hopeful the union will reach an agreement that can avoid a strike. However, we wanted to make our neighbors aware of the possibility of picketers should a strike occur.

If a strike does take place, work on Building Care that does not rely on members of NCU will continue.

Please email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000 if you have questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Sept. 20 to Sept. 26

Major construction on Building Care will conclude in October, but work will continue within the building until spring 2022. After October, we will no longer publish weekly posts on the Construction Blog for Building Care. However, we will continue to post to this blog whenever an activity will affect neighbors.

From Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Remove temporary vestibule at River entrance
  • Restore sidewalks on Sand Point Way NE and 40th Avenue NE (see separate post from Sept. 1 for more information)
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. The sidewalk restoration is expected to be the loudest external activity. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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