On Saturday, Dec. 1, a sign crew will hang banners from eight light poles on Penny Drive within the hospital campus. A cherry picker crane or boom lift will be used for this work. One lane of Penny Drive will be blocked while the banners are placed. This work will generate minor noise between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 206-987-8000.
Two large trees at the hospital campus will be relocated and replanted on Thursday, Dec. 6 to make way for Building Care construction. The trees will be hoisted from their current locations and placed in their new locations, near the corner of Sand Point Way NE and 40th Avenue NE, using a crane. This work will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will generate normal levels of construction noise. If you have questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected].
Construction crews will begin fencing off the Building Care construction site the morning of Monday, Dec. 3. The construction site will include most of the area between the hospital, 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE (as shown in the graphic below).
Crews will begin by blocking key points within the hospital campus and will then install fencing along the entire perimeter of the construction site. The site will remain fenced for approximately three years until the building is complete. All hospital programs and services will remain open throughout construction. Use the driveway on 40th Avenue NE to access the Emergency Department; otherwise, use Penny Drive to access the hospital campus.
The fencing will be installed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. Black mesh screening will be installed on the fence from Dec. 18 to Dec. 26. The fencing work will generate minimal noise but will be visible to neighbors. Normal construction hours apply: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected] if you have questions.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, construction crews will remove and relocate two Emergency Department (ED) signs and installing a third at the hospital campus:
- Relocate the “Emergency” sign on the canopy
- Relocate the directional sign at the ED driveway onto 40th Avenue NE
- Install a new ED sign at the northeast corner of 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street
This work is one of the final steps in modifying the ED entrance and drop-off in preparation for Building Care construction. Once the signs have been relocated, the new “looped” ED driveway system to 40th Avenue NE will open. Patient families will enter at the southerly driveway and exit at the northerly driveway (which is the current ED drive) while Building Care is under construction.
A truck will be used to relocate and install the signs. Parking will be temporarily restricted on the east side of 40th Avenue NE just north of NE 45th Street while the new ED sign is installed. This work will generate normal levels of construction noise within the standard weekday work window of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected] if you have questions.
In the coming weeks, you may notice some exterior signs will be covered at the hospital campus. We are modifying some of our directional signs to account for navigation and parking changes occurring on campus as part of Building Care construction. The sign coverings will be removed by Dec. 3. All Seattle Children’s departments and services will continue to operate as normal. If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 206-987-8000.
As part of the construction work taking place at the Seattle Children’s hospital campus, crews will saw cut and remove portions of existing asphalt and curbs so they can install stormwater pipes and a manhole. The work area will be within the construction fence and will occur from Friday, Nov. 2 to Monday, Nov. 5. Noise from these and the other ongoing activities will occur from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. If you have questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected].
Construction crews are continuing to work on the modified Emergency Department driveway and drop-off area, located on the west side of the hospital near 40th Avenue NE. On Thursday, Nov. 1, crews will place asphalt for the drop-off area, which will create standard construction noise and some odor. The asphalt work will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. This work is weather-dependent, so the date is subject to change. Additional asphalt will be placed in the coming weeks — watch this Construction Blog for details. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 a.m., Seattle Children’s will officially activate the new helicopter landing pad (helistop) on top of the Friends of Costco Building (also known as Forest A). The rooftop will serve as the hospital’s sole helistop until Building Care opens in 2022. The existing ground helistop will be permanently deactivated at 7 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Helicopter landings will continue to occur on an as-needed basis in emergency medical situations.
Please call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected] with questions.
On Monday, Sept. 24, crews will excavate for a monument sign within Lot 4 at the hospital campus. The excavation, which includes drilling and use of a vacuum truck, will create noise for approximately two hours that day within the standard work window of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please email [email protected] or call 206-987-8000 if you have questions.
Bartlett Tree Experts will remove some large trees around the perimeter of the hospital campus from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19. The work will proceed as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 17: Crews will remove two trees at the Metro route 78 bus stop and turnaround on the southeast corner of the hospital campus. The stop (number 29091) and turnaround will be closed while the trees are removed. Metro will reroute bus 78 that day along 45th Avenue NE and 46th Avenue NE to serve as a temporary turnaround. To accommodate buses, no parking will be allowed on the east side of 45th Avenue and along both sides of 46th Avenue near the intersection with NE 47th Street that day. National Barricade will place “no parking” signs on Friday, Sept. 14 with the date and time of the parking restriction.
- Tuesday, Sept. 18: Crews will remove one tree at the southwest corner of the hospital campus, near the intersection of 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street. Crews will also prune two trees near Sand Point Way south of Penny Drive. No traffic or parking disruptions are anticipated.
- Wednesday, Sept. 19: Crews will remove three trees on the south side of NE 47th Street between 44th Avenue NE and 45th Avenue NE. Bartlett Tree Experts will park their boom truck on NE 47th Street to access the trees. No traffic or parking disruptions are anticipated.
This work will include noise from chainsaws and chippers. The tree removal will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call 206-987-8000 or email [email protected] with questions.