May 30, 2012

Part of Pierce Avenue closed June 2

Medical Center Drive (Vanderbilt University)

Pierce Avenue will be closed from Medical Center Drive to 23rd Avenue South from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

The street closure is necessary for the resurfacing of roadway as part of the 33-bed addition to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. During the closure, ambulances can access the Children’s Emergency drop-off from either 23rd Avenue South and Children’s Way, or 24th Avenue South to Pierce Avenue eastbound.

The Children’s Hospital main entrance, street-level crosswalks and entrances to medical center clinics at 23rdAvenue South and Pierce Avenue will remain open. The second-floor sky bridge and walkways will remain open during the paving operation. Police officers and flagmen will be present to assist in directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic during this time.

Contact: Doug Kinsey, (615) 533-3100 or (615) 322-0009