New schedule for crane placement between Memorial and Children's Hospital entrances

The new schedule for the placement of a crane between the Memorial Canopy Roof and the Children’s Canopy Roof for the lifting of steel to the roof of East Court is now Saturday, Feb. 15. Both lanes of the drive will be blocked.

When Feb 15, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where N.C. Children's, Memorial Hospital entrances
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During this 8 to 10 hour time, there will be no entering or exiting from either the Memorial or Children's Hospital lobbies (except in the event of an emergency). All visitors to the hospital will be directed by hospital police to enter at the Women's Hospital and Cancer Hospital. Patient discharge will also be from the Women's Hospital and Cancer Hospital circular drive. 

Normal traffic flow will be re-directed during this period of time. Barriers, signage and traffic monitors will be in place to direct both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 

The Children's Hospital lobby and Terrace Cafe will also be temporarily closed during this window of time on Saturday. Pedestrian traffic in the hospital concourse between Memorial Lobby and Children's Lobby will be halted during the actual lifting of materials. 

The existing handicapped parking lot will be temporarily inaccessible during this operation. 

The placement of this crane is necessary for the lifting of steel framing onto the East Court roof. This steel framing will be assembled to support a new air handler serving the new 3 Bed Tower Patient Unit currently under construction. As soon as the lift is complete the crane will depart and the hospital will return to normal pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow some time Saturday afternoon/evening. 

We apologize for this necessary temporary inconvenience.