Tower crane installation for Pediatric Tower E scheduled for Saturday

The tower crane installation for the Pediatric Tower E vertical expansion project is still scheduled for this Saturday, December 12. From 7 p.m. Friday, December 11, to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13, northbound lanes of Main Street will be closed from Holcombe Boulevard to Southgate Boulevard to install the tower crane.

Signage will be posted to detour northbound traffic to Fannin Street then westbound on Dryden Road, or westbound on Holcombe Boulevard to northbound on Greenbriar. Southbound lanes of Main Street will remain open and the intersection at Main Street and Southgate Boulevard will remain open for access to the Pavilion for Women.

Police officers will assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic per the approved City of Houston traffic control plans. To ensure everyone’s safety, anyone who is not required to be in the area during this activity is encouraged to stay away. Communications with immediate neighbors have been provided.

Ongoing construction activities
Truck traffic will continue along Main Street, with intermittent lane closures for trucks entering and exiting the construction area. Flag men will be in place to direct traffic safely. Employees should be aware of and plan for potential traffic delays.

  • Work within the Food and Nutrition and Pediatric Radiology spaces on levels 3 and 5 respectively will continue to prepare for the material hoist installation along the northwest side of the building in December. Specific operational coordination with these departments is occurring.
  •  Toward the beginning of January 2016, overhead sidewalk barricades will be installed over portions of the sidewalk along the west side of Fannin Street adjacent to Building E once the tower crane is completely installed and functional.

Pedestrian safety reminder
The sidewalk on the east side of Main Street will remain closed from Holcombe to Southgate Boulevard. Employees and guests are encouraged to use the north pedestrian crosswalk at the Main Street and Southgate Boulevard intersection to safely cross Main Street. Facilities Planning & Development appreciates everyone’s compliance with this detour.