Work is expected to begin in June to construct a new climate-controlled connector between the Children’s Hospital of Georgia entrance and its parking deck (Deck 3).
The glass and steel connector will replace the current canopy-covered sidewalk to provide a safe, secure, enclosed route from vehicle to lobby for Children’s most vulnerable young patients and guests.
Because of the work involved, a portion of the sidewalk will close June 1, and the remainder of the sidewalk will be closed June 14. Construction is expected to take about six months.
Due to the high utilization of the current walkway, the AU Health Facilities team has determined alternative routes to provide access to Children’s while the work is in progress. Those include a pedestrian detour from the deck across the lawn to the front entrance of Children’s and the pouring of a temporary sidewalk for faculty and staff between the Dugas Building and the employee side entrance at Children’s.
These detours will be communicated through physical barriers and directional signage as needed throughout the project. There also will be signs posted to direct guests to and from Ronald McDonald House.
About 26 employee parking spaces between Dugas and the Ronald McDonald House will be temporarily moved to allow for a materials and construction staging area. Affected employees will be contacted directly by the Parking Office.
For more information, please contact Chris Miller, AVP of facilities, at 706-721-4660.