Pediatric Tower E construction begins, several areas impacted

Construction activities have begun on the Pediatric Tower E vertical expansion project. Several areas will be impacted in and around the construction site next to Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.

This week, construction crews will begin putting up fencing along Main Street to create the perimeter of the construction yard for the 19-floor vertical expansion. Construction fencing will also be installed along Fannin Street at the covered vehicular breezeway.

These pre-construction activities will create minor traffic and pedestrian inconveniences for employees.

Sidewalk access

Starting Monday, October 19, the sidewalks on the east side of Main Street will be closed. Employees and visitors who park in the Houston Methodist/TWU garages must use Fannin Street to access Texas Children’s facilities. Employees and visitors parking in the Main Street parking lot will be encouraged to use the northern crosswalk at Main Street and Southgate Boulevard to access Texas Children’s facilities.

Vendor parking

Construction fencing along Fannin Street at the covered vehicular breezeway will prevent pick-up and drop-off, vendor parking and oversized vehicle staging. Closure from this use will be permanent. Intermittent vendor deliverers (e.g. flowers and food deliveries) can use the short-term parking area adjacent to the Pavilion for Women ambulance entrance. This area can be accessed off of the Pavilion valet/drop off entry drive or the ambulance driveway entrance off of Fannin Street.

Pavilion lane changes

Traffic control barrels will be used to route traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Southgate Boulevard during the week of October 12 to adjust the intersection from four lanes into the Pavilion down to three lanes, two entering and one exiting the Pavilion.

Employees will be updated regularly on Connect regarding any other minor inconveniences related to the Pediatric Tower E vertical expansion project.

The Facilities Planning and Development Department appreciates your cooperation and patience during this time while our new pediatric tower is being constructed to meet the growing needs of our patients.

Click here to learn more about Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower E vertical expansion project.