Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Today, Campus Renewal contractor McCarthy Builders will begin to take over the site from the demolition team in preparation for construction of the 16-story inpatient tower at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Work starting immediately includes the following:
Work in Hudlin Park – Starting Oct. 1
Construction trailers housing contractor offices will arrive on site in mid-late October. To prepare for the arrival, the northwest corner of Hudlin Park will be fenced off. The trailers will be located on the westernmost set of tennis courts in the park. This set of courts had fallen in disrepair and closed a couple years ago. The fencing around the site and courts will be covered to screen the trailers from view. The trailers will remain there for approximately five years. Upon completion of the project, and removal of the trailers, the courts will be resurfaced.
Another set of contractor trailers will be set up on the southeastern end of the park.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza – October through December
Starting Oct. 4, one eastbound lane of Barnes-Jewish Plaza will close between Kingshighway and the pedestrian bridge over the street for approximately three months. In addition, the sidewalk on the south side of Barnes-Jewish Plaza will close, as well as at the southeast corner of Kingshighway and Barnes-Jewish Plaza. This will enable contractors to construct a new traffic lane. Impact of this work include:
• Pedestrians walking on the east side of Kingshighway will be detoured around the sidewalk closure (see map). Detailed signage will lead pedestrians around the work.
• The sidewalk on the north side of Barnes-Jewish Plaza and on Kingshighway around the demolition site closed last year.
The traffic lane along Hudlin Park is expected to reopen early next year. The pedestrian detour around the park will remain in place for the duration of the project.
Questions can be directed to Justin Breig, BJC project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-323-2317.