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Medical Center street / sidewalk work notification on Forest Park Boulevard, Clayton, Taylor, and Euclid Avenues

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Please be advised that beginning Monday, November 9th, and for several weeks following, Verizon contractors will be working in the street/sidewalks in various areas on the Medical Campus preforming direction bores to install power/fiber optic cable. This work is part of an agreement that Verizon has with the City of St. Louis to provide 5g wireless coverage with the campus being part of that. As a result, there will likely be lane closures, lane shifts, and some sidewalk closures. The proposed work schedule will be day shift.

Work along Clayton is planned to be on the north side, east to west between Taylor and Euclid then north on Euclid on the west side of the street to Barnes Plaza. The Euclid portion should be under the west sidewalk in Hudlin Park, to include the east underground garage entry/exit.

The work on Taylor will take a path under the west sidewalk (next to the Pharmacy College Building), north to south between Parkview Place (Pharmacy Place) and Children’s Place. This sidewalk will be closed during work. The bore will then continue across Children’s Place to a hand-hole in the island at Taylor and Children’s Place. This may cause intermittent traffic control, but not long term disruption, while crossing Children’s Place to the island with the bore.
The work on Forest Park will take a path in the soft-scape on the south side of Forest Park between the south curb and the sidewalk.

At Euclid, the path will originate at the southeast corner (in the sidewalk) then proceed west, under Euclid. The path will run east to west between Euclid and Forest Park. There is a possibility that this sidewalk and the eastbound traffic lane may be closed.

Again, there may be lane closures involved during work and traffic shifts will occur in the work areas. Adhering to Federal, State, and Local transportation regulations, the Verizon contractor crews will provide traffic and safety control to include flagmen, cones, plating (where appropriate), and warning signs during all work times. To ensure worker safety, vehicles, equipped with warning lights, may be employed to block certain work areas. Any ‘Confined Space’ access of TFC vaults will be permitted by BJH Environmental Health & Safety.

Contact Tony Noto at 314-304-0953 (cell), if you have any questions or concerns.


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