Construction Blog

Building Care Construction Fence Goes Up Dec. 3

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Emergency Department Signs Being Moved Nov. 28

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 construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


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.