February 16, 2012

Twenty-first Avenue South and Pierce Avenue to be closed part of coming weekend

Twenty-first Avenue South, north and southbound lanes, will be closed from Edgehill Avenue to Medical Center Drive Friday night, all day Saturday and part of Sunday morning.

The closure, which is to position a crane to install equipment in Medical Center North, begins Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., and ends Sunday, Feb. 19, at 6 a.m.

Detour signs will be posted and Police officers will be on site for the duration of the street closure to direct emergency vehicles and other related traffic to the Medical Center. All non-Medical Center northbound traffic on 21st Avenue South will be directed to follow the detour routes.

Please contact Terry Ralph at 343-8442 if you have questions.

Pierce Avenue also to be closed

Pierce Avenue will be closed from Medical Center Drive to 23rd Avenue South from 6 a.m., Saturday, until 6 p.m., Sunday.

This street closure is necessary for the tower crane removal at the addition to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Ambulances will access the Children’s Emergency drop off from either 23rd Avenue South and Children’s Way, or 24th Avenue South to Pierce Avenue eastbound during the lane closure period. The hospital's main entrance, street level crosswalks and entrance to the Medical Center clinics at 23rd Avenue South and Pierce Avenue will remain open during this time.

The second floor skybridge and walkways will also be closed during the crane removal. There will be police officers and flaggers to assist in directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic during this time.

If you have questions please contact Doug Kinsey at 533-3100 or 322-0009.