June 7, 2012

Portion of Pierce Avenue to be closed this Saturday

Pierce Avenue will be closed between Medical Center Drive and 23rd Avenue South between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, June 9.

During the closure, ambulances will access the Emergency drop-off for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt from either 23rd Avenue South and Children’s Way, or 24th Avenue South to Pierce Avenue eastbound.

This street closure is necessary for the resurfacing of the roadway as part of the 33-bed addition to Children’s Hospital.

The Children’s Hospital main entrance, street-level crosswalks and entrance to Medical Center clinics at 23rd Avenue South and Pierce Avenue will remain open during this time. The second-floor skybridge and walkways will remain open during the paving operation.

Police officers and flagmen 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.