Now that the Radiation Oncology Center elevators in the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center have been taken out, construction crews are erecting the bridge that will connect the Buhler Building to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. This will be the sixth bridge that links the midtown Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento hospitals together and to the outpatient services and physician offices at Sutter Capitol Pavilion, Buhler Building and Fort Sutter Medical Complex.
On the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27, L Street will be closed in order to deliver the bridge’s steel to the site. The set-up will be similar to when L Street was closed for the construction of the spanning structure, with valet parking for the Buhler Building and Sutter General Hospital flowing in the opposite direction. Traffic will exit through the SGH drop-off lane and turn right on 28th Street.
The sidewalk on the Sutter General Hospital side will remain open throughout the weekend, and all staff and visitors should enter at the main hospital lobby. For those going to the Buhler Building, please cross L Street at 28th Street or walk across the bridge that connects the hospital and Buhler.
The work will be completed by Monday, Oct. 28, and L Street will be back to normal for the workweek.
The new Radiation Oncology Center entrance inside the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center opened today and decommission and demolition of the current ROC elevators in the Sutter Cancer Center/ Buhler Building will begin at the same time.
The L Street sidewalk from the Buhler Building to 29th Street has opened, allowing patients, staff and visitors to access the ROC from the north entrance to the Women’s and Children’s Center. One elevator will be available for patient use to the ROC’s new lobby.
Also opening at the same time will be the spanning structure’s first level, which connects the second floors of the Women’s and Children’s Center and Sutter General Hospital. This will allow staff to transport patients to and from the ROC to diagnostic imaging and patient rooms in SGH.
Beginning next week, crews will cordon off the ROC elevators and stairs on the first and second floors of the Buhler Building and begin decommissioning them, which includes disconnecting the electrical systems, the fire alarms, etc. Then they will be removed to make room for the bridge that will connect the Buhler Building with the Women’s and Children’s Center over what is currently called Donor Drive.
The work to demolish the elevators, build the bridge and finish Donor Drive will take approximately seven months.
The northbound lane on 28th Street between L and K streets will be closed Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26, in order to install a new air handling unit and its supporting structure on the roof of Sutter General Hospital.
Here are details of the project and what will be affected, along with a map:
- The northbound lane – the lane running alongside Sutter General Hospital – will be closed at L Street to through traffic. The hospital driveway in front of the lobby will still be accessible off of L Street, and, upon exiting, motorists will be able to turn right on 28th Street. The Sutter General Hospital lobby valet service will not be affected.
- The Sutter Shuttle drop-off and pick-up will be relocated on 28th Street alongside Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center.
- There will be detour signs to direct traffic. A construction worker (flagger) will be stationed at the corner of 28th and L streets and will only allow vendor delivery vehicles to safely pass through and park in northbound loading areas during the closure.
The new, larger air handling unit is being installed for the blood and marrow transplant unit located on the fourth floor of Sutter General. It will provide the required air flow necessary for the expansion of the BMT unit.
As the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento expansion construction project continues to make progress toward its 2014 completion, there will be road and lane closures around the SMCS campus every once in a while to facilitate the necessary construction work.
From April 26 to May 1, there will be closures on 29th Street and on Capitol Avenue. Following are details:
29th Street Closure
In order to complete work on the new bridge connecting the South Parking Lot to the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, 29th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Capitol Avenue Lane Closures
To facilitate utility work in the street, Capitol Avenue between 28th and 29th streets will have lane closures from Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 1. The barriers will begin mid-block so there will be access to the Biba restaurant valet. Here are details for each day:
- The westbound lane and one eastbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, April 29.
- On Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, the westbound lane will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on both days.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to construct “the medical campus of the future” in midtown Sacramento.
Patients, physicians and staff can now walk between Sutter Capitol Pavilion and Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building without going outside through our new bridge.
New Span Over 28th Street to Open Friday, and 29th Street Bridge to Be Installed This Weekend
An integral aspect in the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento midtown expansion’s goal to provide all patient services under one roof will move two steps closer after this weekend.
One bridge is expected to be opened Friday, March 15, and another will be put in place by Monday, March 18, with only one bridge yet to be built. In all, six bridges – including the three-story spanning structure over L Street – will connect the entire campus, which is also connected by a series of tunnels at the basement level.
The bridge over 28th Street connecting the second floors of the Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center and the Sutter Capitol Pavilion outpatient services center and specialty physician office building is slated to open for public and staff use Friday morning. Read More about The Bridges of Sacramento County