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Landscaping on Sand Point Way, Sept. 28

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a landscaping crew will plant vegetation in the planter strip on the east side of Sand Point Way NE between 40th Avenue NE and the hospital’s main entrance at Penny Drive. The right vehicular travel lane of northbound Sand Point Way will be closed while the planting is underway; the bike lane, however, will remain open. We expect this work will take one day to complete. The vegetation planting was previously scheduled but was delayed.

A separate project to fill a gap in the sidewalk may occur at the same time just north of the planting work. If the sidewalk project proceeds, the sidewalk will be closed that day as well.

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


Paving on Sand Point Way This Week

In order to complete the sidewalk restoration on Sand Point Way NE, a construction crew will place asphalt paving to restore the bike lane in an area between 40th Avenue NE and the hospital’s main entrance at Penny Drive. The paving will take one day. During that time, the right lane of northbound Sand Point Way will be closed, as will the sidewalk. The asphalt placement will create some odors.

This work was previously scheduled but was delayed by weather. The construction crew is expected to perform the paving this week, possibly as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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


Sidewalk Restoration on Sand Point Way and 40th Avenue NE Begins Sept. 7

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, construction crews will begin to restore the sidewalks along Sand Point Way NE and 40th Avenue NE (the sidewalk restoration was previously scheduled in August but was rescheduled). This work requires the following lane closures:

  • The right lane of Sand Point Way NE northbound will be closed between 40th Avenue NE and Penny Drive
  • The right lane of 40th Avenue NE northbound will be closed between NE 45th Street and Sand Point Way NE

Please use caution when driving in the construction zones and avoid parking on the street in these areas. Cones and signage will be in place. We expect this work to be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 21. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Sidewalk Restoration on 40th Avenue NE Begins Aug. 12

Starting Thursday, Aug. 12, the right lane of 40th Avenue NE northbound will be closed between NE 45th Street and Sand Point Way NE while construction crews restore the sidewalk. Please use caution when driving in the construction zone. Pedestrians should use the crosswalks at 45th Street and Sand Point Way to avoid the work area. Cones and signage will be in place. This work is expected to last through Wednesday, Aug. 18. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Sidewalk Restoration on Sand Point Way Begins Aug. 2

Starting Monday, Aug. 2, the right lane of Sand Point Way NE northbound will be closed between 40th Avenue NE and Penny Drive while construction crews restore the sidewalk. Please use caution when driving in the construction zone. Pedestrians should use the crosswalks at Penny Drive and 40th Avenue to avoid the work area. Cones and signage will be in place. This work is expected to last through Wednesday, Aug. 11. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Utility Work on Penny Drive and NE 50th Street

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 9 a crew will conduct utility potholing along Penny Drive and two locations on NE 50th St near 44th Ave NE. The work is being done to identify utilities under the roadways to support the design for the proposed Surgery Building and Parking Garage.

A vacuum truck and a small crew will work from 7 am to 3:30 pm each day. Construction noise will be generated off and on during this work; noisy activities will not begin before 8 am. Traffic control will be set up around the work zones.

On NE 50th St, the work will require taking one traffic lane to accommodate utility trucks in the street. Parking restrictions will be in place and flaggers will be present during the work to direct drivers and pedestrians around the work zones.

On Penny Drive, two-way traffic will be maintained when possible, but at times Penny Drive will be reduced to one lane. The Mountain Loading Dock, Ocean 7 Staff Entrance and Lot 4 will all be temporarily impacted during this work. Access to Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be maintained at all times. Pedestrians and bikes will be rerouted. Please allow additional time for travel along Penny Drive during this work.

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


Street Parking East of the Hospital Campus – Update

At the end of March, the City of Seattle implemented a temporary suspension of Seattle Children’s employee parking restrictions near the hospital campus and reserved several streets east of the hospital campus to support Children’s essential health care workers responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis. This week, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be returning these previously reserved streets to public use and will remove the “Reserved for hospital employees only” signs.

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


Street Parking Near the Hospital Campus

During the COVID-19 response, Seattle Children’s has been working hard to ensure our clinical staff can get to the hospital to care for patients. With cuts to public transit, a significant reduction in our shuttle service, and social distancing requirements — many more staff members are now driving alone. At the end of March, the City of Seattle implemented a temporary suspension of employee parking restrictions near the hospital campus and has authorized employee parking curbside on designated streets adjacent to the hospital, see map for locations. These measures will ensure essential health care workers can focus on delivering care to those that need it most, and not worry about where to park when traveling to the hospital for their shift.

We continue to encourage employees to use our onsite parking lots first before parking on the designated streets. Signs have been installed to mark where hospital employees are allowed to park. When parking permits are issued by our Transportation Department they will be managed in compliance with the City’s requirements.

Neighbors can call Seattle Children’s Security at 206-987-2030 for parking related issues or questions. For other questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Seattle Children’s receives top honor from the League of American Bicyclists

bike awardIn acknowledgement of our efforts in sustainable transportation and encouraging more widespread bicycle use, Seattle Children’s was recently recognized with the League of American Bicyclists highest honor, the Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business award. With the platinum designation, Seattle Children’s becomes one of just 22 organizations across the nation to receive the prestigious award.

The Bicycle Friendly Business awards program recognizes organizations for their efforts at being bicycle-friendly and are based on four essential elements which include engineering, education, encouragement, and evaluation & planning.

Seattle Children’s is delighted with this honor. As an organization, we promote bicycling because we believe it’s good for the health of our patients, staff, community and the planet. Our staff have access to free commuter bicycles and we provide one of the only on-site staff bicycle service centers in the nation. We helped launch Seattle’s bike share system by serving as its first business sponsor and encourage bicycling by incentivizing staff when they do not use cars for commuting.

We look forward to supporting further initiatives at Seattle Children’s and throughout the city that foster more bicycling in the community.


Phase One of Livable Streets Complete

Livable Streets is Seattle Children’s commitment to improving neighborhood transportation and making our streets safer as the hospital continues to grow. With this initiative, we’re dedicating nearly $4 million towards pedestrian, bicycle, and other transportation projects in Northeast Seattle over a 20-year time span.

Last year we completed phase one of Livable Streets. We are excited to share our completed first phase projects with the community: Read full post »