Construction Blog

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.


Tree Work at 70th and Sand Point Way Sept. 2

On Thursday, Sept. 2, Bartlett Tree Experts will remove dead and hazardous trees on Seattle Children’s property at NE 70th Street and Sand Point Way NE. Most of the trees are located within the property’s interior, but a few are located near the perimeter in the following locations:

  • The south side of NE 70th Street between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Seattle Children’s 70th Street driveway
  • The southwest corner of the NE 70th Street and Sand Point Way NE intersection (the northeast corner of the property)
  • The west side of Sand Point Way NE north of Seattle Children’s Sand Point Way driveway

Two street parking spaces on the south side of NE 70th Street will be coned off during this work. Two-way traffic will be maintained on all streets. The crew will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise. This tree work is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Sept. 6 to Sept. 12

There will be ongoing construction activity for Building Care at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Paint
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping
  • Grind and patch asphalt
  • Remove asphalt and prep for new asphalt
  • Pour concrete for curbs
  • Install site furnishings

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. The asphalt grinding and removal is expected to be the loudest external activity. The asphalt patching may generate some odors. 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.


Renovations Begin at 70th and Sand Point Way in early September

Starting Tuesday September 7, renovations will begin on the 70th and Sand Point Way building to prepare the second floor (upper floor) to become the new home to the Autism Clinic and Outpatient Behavioral Health program. Renovations are anticipated to take about a year to complete and the new clinic space is expected to open in late 2022 or early 2023.

For the first six weeks of work, demolition activities will occur inside of the building between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. weekdays.  At 8:00 a.m., crews will move to working outside of the building until around 12:00 p.m.  After the first 6 weeks, construction is expected to occur weekdays between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. until the middle of next year (2022).

The majority of the work will be confined to the interior of the building, with the exception of a playground renovation that will happen later in the project. Neighbors may hear some noise on the exterior of the building from debris removal during demolition and crews will be sure to limit noisy activity until after 8:00 a.m.

Some parking changes will be in place for staff and visitors, please follow all posted signage when visiting the building. Staff are not allowed to park on neighborhood streets and Seattle Children’s security will continue to monitor to ensure staff are complying with our parking policies.

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


Tree Work at Sand Point Clinic, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees and remove one tree on Seattle Children’s Sand Point Clinic property (4575 Sand Point Way NE). The pruning will occur along the Burke-Gilman connector trail; the tree that will be removed is located near the south property line adjacent to the Laurelhurst Condos property. The crew will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise. This tree work is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove dead and hazardous trees on Seattle Children’s hospital campus. This work will occur in the following locations:

  • The south side of NE 50th Street west of 44th Avenue NE (the sidewalk will be closed for pedestrian safety)
  • The west side of 45th Avenue NE near the Ocean parking garage
  • The north side of NE 45th Street near the Metro bus stop and turnaround at the southeast corner of the hospital campus
  • The west side of Lot 4 (staff parking) within the campus interior

Two-way traffic will be maintained on all streets. The crew will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise. This tree work is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

There will be ongoing construction activity for Building Care at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping
  • Saw cut and remove asphalt
  • Install signs
  • Install site furnishings
  • Building connection work:
    • Clean and remove infection prevention barriers on level 3 of River C

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. The saw cutting 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.


Bus Stop Improvements on NE 45th Street

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 8, through approximately Friday, Sept. 24, work will begin on the NE 45th Street bus stop turnaround. Three new light poles and overhead lighting will be installed at the bus stop near the Ocean Garage. The project will improve lighting and safety at the bus stop. Some minor landscape pruning and plant removals will be required to locate the new lighting.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Aug. 23 to Aug. 29

There will be ongoing construction activity for Building Care at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping
  • Install irrigation system
  • Install signs
  • Install site furnishings and mechanical, electrical and plumbing connections to furniture
  • Install traffic coating at garage ramp
  • Sprinkler dry system testing and alarm device testing
  • Building connection work:
    • Final paint, install signage and rubber base in River 3 lobby

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.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Aug. 16 to Aug. 22

There will be ongoing construction activity for Building Care at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From Aug. 16 to Aug. 22, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Install soil and mulch
  • Plant landscaping
  • Install irrigation system
  • Install signs
  • Install site furnishings
  • Building connection work:
    • Paint, trim utility wiring, and clean on level 3 of River C
    • Air sampling and move infection prevention barriers on level 1 of Forest A

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.