Construction Blog

Terry Avenue Adjacent to Building Cure to Be Closed to Vehicles Through May for Green Street Construction

Beginning Jan. 14, Terry Avenue, between Stewart and Virginia Streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic to construct the new Terry Avenue Green Street. The closure is expected to last through May 2019. During this time we will construct new sidewalks, repave to add access points/drop-off zones, create new planter beds and landscaping, and add a number of pedestrian benches and activation points. Throughout construction activities, pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of Terry Avenue. Please follow all street and sidewalk closed signs and pedestrian diversions, as they are in place for your safety.

Also beginning Jan. 14, normal working hours at Building Cure shift so all work and deliveries begin at 6 a.m. This will last for the duration of the viaduct closure. The exception is civil work on Terry Avenue, which will begin at 7 a.m.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build deck and stairs for new site office conference trailer
  • Install power pumps for water treatment
  • Saw cut, demolish and remove existing asphalt
  • Excavate for site temporary power and install duct bank (conduits)
  • Utilities: cut and cap existing storm lines; install power meter; Seattle City Light to install power service; cut and remove existing stormwater shoring; excavate for storm drain brackets
  • Prepare dirt pad for drill rig
  • Form, pour and strip concrete at stairway north of Forest A; install rebar; set concrete wall form

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the asphalt demolition and saw cutting, which is scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.

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: Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Set up site office conference trailer; build deck and stairs
  • Excavate, form and pour trench drains
  • Install cladding on ED canopy
  • Demolish existing concrete stairs, footings and the old helipad
  • Utilities: pull electrical wire; install conduits; install stormwater and water lines; remove existing catch basins and pipes
  • Excavate for new stair footings
  • Patch asphalt
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Install waterproofing on new stairs
  • Install concrete rip rap

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the demolition, which is scheduled from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. The asphalt patching will produce some odor on Jan. 8 (date subject to change depending on the weather).

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.


Tree Pruning at Hospital Campus on Jan. 4

On Friday, Jan. 4, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees on the south side of NE 50th Street. Bartlett will “limb up” trees along the sidewalk to provide 14 feet of vertical clearance above the road and sidewalk. Chainsaws and wood chippers will be used, which will generate noise, and the sidewalk on the south side of 50th Street will be blocked. This work will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Set up site office conference trailer
  • Forest staff entrance: remove temporary overhead protection and touch up paint
  • Finish installing temporary dust containment wall at the Emergency Department (ED)
  • ED canopy: install framing, sheeting and cladding on canopy
  • Backfill multiple excavated areas
  • Drill concrete and install rebar on the north side of Forest A
  • Form, pour and strip concrete wall at stairway north of Forest A and around tree relocation island
  • Utilities: install power, water, stormwater and sewer pipes; set catch basins; tap water main and set water meter
  • Patch asphalt
  • Install concrete rip rap

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the concrete drilling, which is scheduled from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31. The asphalt patching will produce some odor on Dec. 31 (date subject to change depending on the weather).

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. Work will not occur on Sunday or on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 24 to Dec. 30

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install black mesh screening on the construction fence
  • Remove existing stone
  • Remove temporary walls at the Forest staff entrance
  • Install temporary dust containment wall at the ED
  • ED canopy: install support steel, then install framing and sheeting on the canopy
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Demolish existing concrete stairs and footings
  • Drill concrete and install rebar
  • Utilities: install water treatment and stormwater pipes; set catch basins; install sleeves and box for natural gas (Puget Sound Energy)

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the demolition and the concrete drilling; the demolition is scheduled to take place from Dec. 24 to Dec. 28, while the drilling is scheduled from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31.

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. Work will not occur on Sunday or on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 17 to Dec. 23

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. 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 Dec. 17 to Dec. 23, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install black mesh screening on the construction fence
  • Place asphalt for temporary construction roads and around a relocated tree island within the site (asphalt placement is weather-dependent)
  • Set up steel containment tanks for water treatment
  • Remove existing stone
  • Sawcut concrete footings
  • Install framing support steel and a temporary dust containment wall for the Emergency Department canopy
  • Form and pour concrete curbs, footings, and walkways
  • Install prefabricated vestibule panels at the Forest A staff entrance
  • Utilities: clearing and grubbing; install sewer and stormwater pipes; set catch basins
  • Demolish existing concrete stairs and footings
  • Excavate and run conduit for temporary power

While construction noise will be generated throughout the week, the noisiest work will be the demolition, which is scheduled to take place from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28. The asphalt placement is scheduled for Dec. 17 and Dec. 20 and will create some odor; please note the asphalt placement depends on the weather, so the dates listed here are subject to change.

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. Work will not occur on Sunday.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 10 to Dec. 16

The Building Care construction site is being fenced, and construction is underway. From now until project completion, which should take approximately three years, there will be ongoing construction activity. In general, Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog each Monday that outlines the work expected to occur the following week (for instance, the Dec. 10 blog post will outline the work to take place from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23). We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors or needs to happen outside standard construction hours. Our goal is to keep the community informed and aware of potential impacts before they occur.

From Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install construction fencing and gates
  • Install temporary walls and prepare temporary roads within the site for asphalt (asphalt is scheduled to be placed the week of Dec. 17)
  • Remove existing stones
  • Demolition of existing footings and paved areas
  • Demolition of steel from the old Emergency Department canopy
  • Prefabricate walls and install roofing for a new vestibule at the Forest A staff entrance
  • Utility work: clearing and grubbing, installing storm lines, removing existing catch basins, drilling and installing new catch basins
  • Temporary power work: set a temporary power shed, excavate for a duct bank to the transformer, and potentially install two power poles (Seattle City Light)
  • Excavate and grade for curbs; form and pour new curbs

The demolition will take place from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 and will be very noisy, while most other tasks will create normal levels of construction noise. This work will also generate some dust; dust abatement measures will be used to minimize the impact. 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. Work will not occur on Sunday.

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


Banners to Be Placed Dec. 1

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


Tree Relocations Via Crane at Hospital on Dec. 6

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org.