Construction Blog

Some Signs at Hospital to Be Modified and Temporarily Covered

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000.


Asphalt Placement at Hospital, Nov. 8 and Nov. 13

Construction crews will place asphalt on Nov. 8 and Nov. 13 as part of the ongoing project to modify the Emergency Department driveway and drop-off area at the hospital campus. The asphalt placement will create some odor and normal levels of construction noise from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those dates. This work is weather-dependent, therefore the dates are subject to change. As always, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Excavation and Concrete Pours for New Sign, Nov. 2 and Nov. 7

Seattle Children’s is planning to install a new Emergency Department sign on the east side of 40th Avenue NE, just north of NE 45th Street. On Friday, Nov. 2, a construction crew will excavate for the new sign’s footings from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, crews will pour the sign footings in concrete from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Parking will not be permitted on the east side of 40th Avenue just north of 45th Street during these construction periods, and the sidewalk in that area will be closed. Flaggers will help direct pedestrians around the closed portion. A vacuum truck and a concrete truck will be present. Noise from these activities will be generated during the hours noted above. The sign will be installed at a later date.

If you have questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Saw Cutting and Removal of Asphalt and Curbs, Nov. 2 to Nov. 5

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Concrete Pours for Sidewalks and Stairs at Hospital, Nov. 1 to Nov. 7

Construction crews are continuing to work on the modified Emergency Department (ED) driveway and drop-off area, located on the west side of the hospital near 40th Avenue NE. From Thursday, Nov. 1 to Wednesday, Nov. 7, crews will pour concrete and form new sidewalks and stairs that will connect the ED with the sidewalk along 40th Avenue. Concrete mixing trucks will be on site during that time, and normal levels of construction noise are expected. Works hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. This work is weather-dependent, so the dates are subject to change in the event of poor weather. Please email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000 with questions.


Prefabrication Work at Hospital Begins Oct. 24

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24, construction crews will use an area within the old shuttle hub, near 40th Avenue NE and the Forest smoking shelter, for prefabricating certain items that will be used during Building Care construction activities. The area will be fenced and will be used until early December. The prefabrication work that occurs in this area will produce normal levels of construction noise during standard working hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Asphalt Installation at Hospital, Nov. 1

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Concrete Work at Hospital, Oct. 22 to Oct. 26

Construction crews are continuing to work on the modified Emergency Department driveway and drop-off area, on the west side of the hospital near 40th Avenue NE. From Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 26, crews will pour concrete within the work area. A pump truck and a cement truck will be present for this work. Normal levels of construction noise are expected. The concrete work will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday that week, along with ongoing construction activities.

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


New Rooftop Helistop to Be Activated Oct. 17

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Construction Entrance Installation on Sand Point Way From Oct. 22 to Oct. 31

From Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, crews will install a construction entrance into the hospital property from northbound Sand Point Way NE to prepare for the construction of Building Care. The construction entrance will be located just south of the existing Metro route 75 bus stop (#10562) between 40th Avenue NE and Penny Drive; construction vehicles will use this entrance while Building Care is built.

The right lane of northbound Sand Point Way, along with the sidewalk and bike lane, will be closed in the work area whenever crews are present. These closures will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Pedestrians should cross to the west side of Sand Point Way in a designated crosswalk to avoid the closure; when walking through the area after work hours, please use caution. The Metro bus stop will be closed from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31 but will then reopen.

Normal levels of construction noise will be generated by this project from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. A flagger will be present during whenever construction crews are on site.

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