Facilities Operations Update

Crane installation this weekend

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

The Kingshighway skyline will change in early January with the addition of a 155-foot tower crane on the construction site at Kingshighway and Barnes-Jewish Plaza.

Starting early afternoon on Friday, January 7th, contractors will close one lane of northbound Kingshighway to facilitate delivery and construction of the tower crane on the Campus Renewal project site (see map). The lanes will remain closed through the weekend, reopening at the end of the day on Sunday, January 9th. Two lanes of northbound Kingshighway will remain open.

Planning was coordinated by the construction team with BJC and Barnes-Jewish Hospital departments of planning, design & construction, public safety, facilities, risk management, and emergency.

The crane installation will be postponed by a week if weather conditions deem the work unsafe.

Recommended travel routes

The Tower Grove/Boyle Ave. ramps on Highway 40/Interstate 64, one exit east of Kingshighway, provide a convenient alternative to Kingshighway and Barnes-Jewish Plaza for team members to access parking, including the Plaza Garage. These exits were constructed to ease traffic for patients and visitors. Please consider the patient experience when choosing your route to and from work each day.

Questions can be directed to Justin Breig, BJC project manager, at 314-323-2317.