March 15, 2012

Portion of Pierce Avenue to be closed this Saturday

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17,  Pierce Avenue will be closed from Medical Center Drive to 23rd Avenue South.

This street closure is necessary for the material hoist removal at the 33-bed addition to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. During the closure, 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.

The Children’s Hospital main entrance, street-level crosswalks and entrances to Medical Center clinics at 23rd Avenue South and Pierce Avenue will remain open during this time. The second-floor sky bridge and walkways will be closed during the material hoist removal. Police officers and flaggers will be present to assist in directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic during this time.

Contact Doug Kinsey at 533-3100 or 322-0009 with questions.