Construction Blog

Tree Pruning Along Sand Point Way on Feb. 6

On Feb. 6, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees along Sand Point Way NE between Springbrook Professional Center and the former Wells Fargo building (at the corner of 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way). The pruning will make Seattle Children’s Emergency Department sign more visible to motorists.

This work will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. The sidewalk will be closed in the work vicinity during those hours. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Storm Drain Cleaning and Inspection at Hospital, Jan. 24

Construction crews will clean and inspect a newly-installed stormwater drain with a vacuum truck and a camera truck on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. The trucks will access the site via the paved fire lane that connects to NE 45th Street and runs between the Forest and River buildings. Spotters will be used for pedestrian safety at NE 45th Street and within Seattle Children’s property.

This work will occur outside the fenced construction area, and the vacuum truck will be noisy. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Revised Parking Restrictions on 40th Avenue NE Due to Safety Concerns

Due to maneuvering conflicts between construction trucks and buses, parking will no longer be allowed on the east side of 40th Avenue NE between NE 45th Street and the Seattle Children’s ambulance driveway. Buses and trucks are not able to use 40th Avenue NE at the same time when parking is allowed on both sides of the street, which creates an unsafe situation. Three stalls-worth of parking space in that location were already marked as no parking; this change will convert the remaining two stalls to no parking.

To mitigate for this additional parking restriction, two parking spaces on the west side of 40th Avenue NE near the old Wells Fargo building that had previously been marked as no parking are now being returned to public parking. This means there is no net loss of on-street parking.

Safety is our top priority. This change will make travel safer on 40th Avenue NE for everyone. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

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. 28 to Feb. 3, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Helen Lane work (near the River entrance): install conduits and wiring, backfill, and set new light poles
  • Install power to site office conference trailer
  • Install pipes for water treatment
  • Demolish, saw cut and remove asphalt
  • Prepare dirt pads for drill rigs
  • Drill piles
  • Stairway north of Forest A: install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork and backfill excavated areas
  • Internal activities: plumbing and piping; core drilling

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the drilling for the piles (scheduled for Jan. 25 to Feb. 13) and the asphalt demolition and saw cutting, which will take place Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

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.


Building Cure Tower Crane to Be Dismantled Jan. 19

On Saturday, Jan. 19, construction crews will take down the final tower crane on the Building Cure site. Crews will begin staging at 2 a.m. and the mobile crane needed to dismantle the tower crane will arrive at 4:30 a.m. Dismantling will begin at 7:15 a.m. and should be complete by 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 20, crews will begin work at 8 a.m. to hoist the rooftop chillers into place. This work will finish around 4 p.m.

All work will be done from within the jobsite fence except for intermittent traffic entering and exiting the site.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 21 to Jan. 27

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. 21 to Jan. 27, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Helen Lane work (near the River entrance): demolish and remove existing lighting, excavate for light pole bases, and install light pole bases
  • Cap pipes at sediment ponds on Sand Point Way
  • Utilities: cut and cap existing stormwater pipes; install new stormwater pipes
  • Prepare dirt pad for drill rig
  • Stairway north of Forest A: install rebar; pour, strip and waterproof a new concrete wall; install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Drill foundation piles
  • Internal activities: plumbing and piping for emergency oxygen system
  • Shoring contractor mobilizes to the Building Care site

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the drilling for the foundation piles (scheduled for Jan. 25 to Jan. 31) and the excavation for the light pole bases on Helen Lane, which will require a vacuum truck on Saturday, Jan. 26.

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.


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.