Construction Advisory

Main Hospital Entrance Closed to Vehicles, December 14-16

On Friday, December 14, at 9 p.m. through Sunday, December 16, at 9 p.m., the main front entrance of the hospital will be closed to vehicular traffic. This closure is necessitated by the weekend installation of the final two structural steel sections of our future pedestrian bridge.

Pedestrian access will remain the same along the sidewalk leading up the main driveway at the front entrance of the hospital. Also, there is no impact to Longwood Avenue—it will remain open.

Emergency and handicap vehicles, and anyone requiring emergency care, can access the Emergency Department through the ambulance entrance on Binney Street. Clearly marked signs will help you reach your destination and Boston Children’s staff will be available to assist.

Please plan accordingly for this disruption to our normal access to the hospital and give yourself an additional 5-10 minutes to get to your destination.

Thank you for your patience during this weekend. We all look forward to safer, more direct access the bridge will provide to patients, families and staff in the future.

New entrances and routes to the hospital – ongoing

Construction of the Boston Children’s pedestrian bridge between the Patient and Family Garage (across from the hospital’s main entrance on the corner of Longwood Avenue and Blackfan Street) and our Main Building is underway. As a result, patients and families will be directed to the hospital using different entrances and routes. Clearly marked signs will help you reach your destination and staff will be available to assist. Please see the following directions and maps.  

As many of our patients and families arrive in the Patient and Family Garage, the routes to the hospital begin at this location. Please note the existing entrance to Boston Children’s Primary Care Center and the revolving door alongside the Hunnewell building will be closed through summer 2019, which is creating the need for these new entrances and routes.

The pedestrian bridge will greatly improve the Boston Children’s experience for patients and families by providing safer and more direct access to the hospital. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, we are confident the long-term safety benefits of the bridge far outweigh the short-term disruptions caused by construction.

Please plan accordingly for delays and give yourself an additional 5-15 minutes to get to your destination.