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Dark Days Demand Caution

The winter solstice – when the days finally stop growing shorter and darker — is Dec 21. That’s the good news. The bad news is daylight will remain in short supply – and visibility reduced – for many weeks. As work continues on our Building Hope expansion, please keep a close eye out for flaggers and traffic revision signs when traveling near the construction site. Thanks!

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


A Day to be Thankful

 

As families across the country gather to feast and give thanks, we’re thankful for the community’s support of our Building Hope expansion and the opportunity to care for more children. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Seattle Children’s.


Be Careful! It’s Monsoon Season

November is Seattle’s rainiest month of the year. Slick pavement, standing water and limited visibility make driving, cycling and walking hazardous. With rain falling in record amounts, please remain alert and be sure to obey all traffic revision signs and flaggers when traveling the streets surrounding our Building Hope construction site. We appreciate your caution and patience as we expand to meet the needs of the community.

 

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Murals Add Comforting Touch

Building Hope is first and foremost a place of healing, but it’s also a canvas for artists to help us create a comforting and welcoming environment. As workers begin to put the finishing touches on the building, we’re pleased to share another example of the art featured throughout the facility.

Lab Partners of Oakland, California designed a series of wall murals for the elevator banks on each floor. The soothing scenes in their woodland designs take their cue from our new wayfinding system that divides our campus into four nature-inspired zones. Building Hope is in the Forest Zone.


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Signal Work Triggers Lane Closures

Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures on Friday, Nov. 16, and Monday, Nov. 19, on northbound Sand Point Way NE approaching Penny Drive. A crew will be cutting the roadway and installing detectors that alert the traffic signal a vehicle is present in the left turn lane so the light will change. Although the work will restrict traffic, the road will remain open throughout the project.

Cutting will take place Friday. The left turn lane on Sand Point Way NE will be closed from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The inside lane will be closed from 12-2 p.m. and traffic will be diverted to the curb lane. The curb lane will be closed from 2-4 p.m. and traffic will be diverted to the inside lane. The detectors will be installed Monday. Lane closures will occur in the same progression as on Friday, but for shorter durations.

A police officer will be present both days to assist motorists when the left turn lane is closed and provide other help as needed. We appreciate your patience as we improve traffic safety and flow around our campus.

Questions? Please call:
Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Streets Growing Safer to Walk and Pedal

Bike and pedestrian improvements are front and center in our Livable Streets Initiative – a $4 million plan to make Northeast Seattle a safer and more convenient place to travel for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. Two examples are a new sidewalk we completed on the north side of NE 50th Street and a cycletrack we’re building on the east side of Sand Point Way NE. Read full post »


Street Improvement Work Begins Monday, Nov. 5

Street improvement work at the corner of Sand Point Way and Penny Drive will take place the week of Nov. 5. Work includes portions of a new curb, sidewalk and cycle path. Although vehicle traffic should not be impacted, the wheelchair ramp to Helen Lane will be closed Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6. Security personnel will be onsite to help direct pedestrian traffic and assist people in wheelchairs, as needed.

 

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316



Just Say No To Cracks

Say goodbye to the cracks in the road on 40th Avenue NE between NE 45th Street and Sand Point Way NE. Workers will begin replacing old concrete street panels on Monday, Nov. 3. The work will last a week. Flaggers and traffic control staff will guide vehicles through the work zone. We appreciate your patience.

 

Questions? Please call:
Information: 206-987-6197
24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


‘Tis the Season to be Extra Careful

The wettest, slickest, darkest days of the year are ahead. And they won’t end anytime soon. Be extra cautious when driving, walking or cycling near the Building Hope construction site. Please be sure to obey all traffic revision signs and watch for equipment. Your patience and flexibility are greatly appreciated as we move closer and closer to the building’s spring opening.

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316


Roofing Project Begins Saturday, Oct. 27

We’re replacing the Balloon Building’s roof. Work begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27., when a crane will lift materials onto the roof. The crane, which will be set up in the dietary courtyard, will be removed by the end of the day. Replacing the roof and exterior HVAC ducts will take about three weeks, weather permitting.